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Early Spring is in the Air

Mid-February can be a time for Valentine’s Day dinner dates, a time to enjoy cross country skiing, or days to plan a spring garden. Depending on where someone lives, it can also mark a time when we feel the first warm breezes of spring. While folks living in the north still need to shovel snow and drink hot chocolate while watching winter birds in the backyard, a lot of people living further south might already be enjoying a warm day or two. They are feeling the change in the weather and some of the early spring birds have already come back.

When we hear the songs of robins and mockingbirds in the garden, we know that winter is finally giving way to spring. Soon, the snow will melt, the frozen ground will soften and show fresh green grass, and we can venture back outside. In a short matter of time, we can enjoy the renewed beauty of the backyard once more, and get our favorite garden decor out of storage and back into action.

Regarding decor, the new season also acts as a perfect excuse to shop for new garden sculptures, angel statues, garden gnomes, and other items destined for the garden. Whether spring is already happening, or is on its way, now is the best time to begin new plans for the backyard. Start the planning now and we will still have plenty of time to figure out exactly how we would like to decorate the backyard and save money doing it. Wait for a month and we might miss sales on unique garden statuary, resort to using the statues we already have, or regret how we end up decorating the backyard.

There are too many ideas to mention in just one post but we can start with a few suggestions for garden fairies. Whether some of these exquisite statues are already in storage or have never seen the light of the backyard, spring is the best opportunity to buy another sculpture or two of the wee folk. Since spring is a time for renewal, the fresh, new look of beautiful fairies helps them fit right in with our first annual display of garden decor. Lovely sculptures like the Poppy and Meadow the Windforest Fairies Statue Collection: Set of Two are ideal for showing this fresh, new cheerful look. They might work best when placed near equally beautiful, fresh spring flowers and other exquisite garden fairy statues.

Cheerful gnome statues are another good choice for spring because they sport bright colors and lend personality to a “new” garden. In addition to classic, smiling gnomes, it’s also fun to decorate with unique “action” gnome statues like the Nuttin But Net Gnome Statue, and the Hawaiian Hank Grass Skirt Gnome Statue. In a few months, these gnome sculptures can also act as fun conversation pieces during summer garden parties.

New animal garden statues are another good option for spring. The ones we choose depend on how we want to decorate the new garden and can take the form of detailed, realistic sculptures of wild animals to funny and cute animal statues like Buckets the Garden Frog Statue and the Monkey Mantra Zen Animal Statue.

While picking out new garden decor, it would also be a shame to neglect a few new decor items for the interior of the home. New, colorful furniture like the Staverden Castle Peacock Sculptural Glass-Topped Table, and accents like Faberge-Style enameled eggs are excellent spring additions because they lend a breath of fresh air to the home.

Find a fantastic selection of new, high quality garden statues and decor for every season at Design Toscano.

Colorful Decor for a Bright and Beautiful Garden

Summer is a season for the outdoors and enjoying warm, beautiful weather. We can go camping, take road trips to national parks, visit theme parks, and golf every day of the week but few places are better for experiencing the beauty of summer than our own backyards. Walk into the garden and we don’t have to worry about any entrance fees, long drives, lines, or sharing that green space with anyone else. We can take a dip anytime we want, host parties for our favorite set of family and friends, plant herbs and vegetables, and trim the rose bushes however we see fit.

Take a stroll in the backyard and we can also enjoy our own, personal set of animal garden statues and other beautiful garden decor. We don’t need to decorate for anyone other than for ourselves, and summer is the perfect time of the year to lend the backyard a touch of cheer by way of brightly colored, beautiful decor. Garden sculptures painted in bright shades of yellow, blue, and red lend a cheerful look to any garden and remind us that summer is a time for celebration. Try these suggestions to turn a summer garden into a lovely, cheerful place for reflection, relaxation, gardening, and making merry:

Beautiful plantings: No matter which decor we go with, it’s always worth it to start the decorating with a natural touch. Every garden looks better when planted with bright, beautiful flowers, and they complement the artistic beauty of animal sculptures, classic garden statues, and other garden decor with ease. We can plant our own set of flowering plants and bushes, or, if our thumbs aren’t all that green, hire someone to lend a colorful, natural touch to the backyard. Likewise, if the garden is too small for plantings, or doesn’t have enough space for another flowerbed, we can still give it a lovely, natural look with planters, including sculptural ones like the European-Style Metal Window Box.

Gnomes: Angel sculptures and classic garden statues might come to mind when talking about impressive, artistic statuary, but as far as bright colors go, gnome sculptures usually take the cake. Gnomes express their good cheer with hats and clothing painted in bright primary colors like red and blue. They can also wear yellow, or green tunics, but we won’t see many gnomes wearing black, brown, or other somber hues. Put a gnome or two in the backyard for an easy touch of summer cheer.

The welcome sign: A welcome sign is another easy way to decorate the backyard with beautiful, cheerful decor. Since this will also be the first decor item seen by garden guests, it can also be leveraged to make a big first impression. A fun sign like the “Delightful Dancing Ducks” Welcome Sign gives guests a light-hearted “hello”, and lets them know that the garden is a place where they can leave their worries behind. Welcome signs can also take the form of cute signs that feature a litter of puppies, a fun western theme, or, as in the case of the “Gideon, the Garden Gnome” Welcome Sign Statue, can be combined with a gnome theme.

Tropical decor: Tropical-themed statues and sculptures are another easy means of lending the backyard a cheerful, vibrant look. We could go with a statue of a toucan or other exotic bird, a beautiful mermaid that doubles as a sculptural table, or other decor that brings the exciting beauty of the Caribbean into the backyard.

Find the best selection of beautiful, high quality decor for every garden at Design Toscano.