Get a Futuristic Feel With Modern Garden Sculpture

The clocks have sprung forward, catapulting us into spring. Which means it’s time to look to the future and plan a sharp new image for your garden? A contemporary design can transform your outdoor area into a chic alfresco space, and this space can be enhanced by the clever use of modern garden sculpture.

Garden Sculptures

Are you looking out of your window at overgrown beds, cracked paving and a patchy lawn? Does it really look welcoming? Is there somewhere to socialise with friends or sit down to a family meal on a balmy summer evening?

Start by getting out into the space, having a walk around and thinking about what your ideal garden would look like. A contemporary design can incorporate the clean lines and symmetry of a formal garden, a minimalist oriental look or a funky urban outdoor living room.

Whatever you choose, there’s sure to be something in our collection of modern garden sculpture to complement your new design. Take a look at our stainless steel wind sculptures; the Wind Sailor and the Cosmos Sun Dancer would be particularly at home in a contemporary garden setting.

A twist on the traditional can add a touch of humour to your garden design. Consider, for example, the visual effect of a life-sized, composite stone Stag’s Head statue in a modern garden setting. Sometimes the greatest impact is achieved by the unexpected combination of the conventional and the contemporary.

Get Arty With Our Selection of Garden Sculptures

Can there be a more lovely setting for a sculpture than out in the natural surroundings of a garden? There’s something so charming about discovering a piece of art peeking out from the surrounding foliage, as if it has been waiting to surprise and delight visitors. Equally it can be quite breath-taking to see a big, bold statue commanding attention in the centre of a lawn or patio. If you’re searching for artistic inspiration, take a look around our collection of garden sculptures where you’re sure to find something to enhance your outdoor space.

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For those who are feeling fruity, there are the hand-crafted Big Apple and Big Pear. These composite stone artworks would look especially charming placed under a real apple or pear tree, but are sure to add visual interest to any setting. Staying on a natural theme, we have the Big Acorn and Big Walnut. Try these as standalone pieces, or group a few together for extra impact.

It’s always nice to have a feline friend for company, and our snowy white Stone Cat makes for a lovely companion in the garden, or would look great sunning himself on a patio. If you’re not a cat person, don’t worry, we’ve got a range of other animals including a pair of marble doves, and a bronze frog.

Last, but by no means least, meet our fabulous Sphinx who will reign over your garden with her regal gaze, greeting visitors in grand style.

Bring Adoring Taste Into Your Garden With Antic Garden Sculptures and Accessories

Garden Sculptures have been part of garden design for centuries. They provide a focal point in the most formal garden and in a small cottage garden. We have expanded our range of garden sculptures and statues over the last year and our range is now very comprehensive in choice and styles. The Chilstone Company, which is renowned for their garden sculptures and accessories, is an example of a great British company and we are proud to be supplied by them with their distinctive designs and beautiful craftsmanship.

Choosing any garden sculpture or garden accessories is a very individual endeavor as tastes vary so much, but here at Home to Garden we offer choices so varied from the most classic and timeless, to designs with a distinctly contemporary, modern look. Choosing something for yourself or as a gift to someone special is very easy with the wide choice across a full spectrum of themes and ideas. Hence, we at Home2Garden try to stay original and update our garden accessories range as often as possible.

November Gardening Tips

As autumn is  here lets prepare our garden for the coming winter. Here are some ideas and tips on what you should be doing to get the most out of your garden in November.

After chrysanthemums have stopped blooming, cut stems back close to the ground and dispose of stems and all dropped and dried leaves and branches.

Clean garden tools of all plant material and dirt. Replace worn spark plugs, oil all necessary parts, and sharpen blades. Store all tools in their proper place indoors, never outdoors where they will rust over the winter.

Bring out the bird feeders and stock them with bird seed for the birds. Remember to provide fresh water for them too. Home2Garden has a range of garden decorations and garden sculptures including decorative bird feeders

Reduce peony botrytis blight and hollyhock rust by removing and disposing of all old stems this fall. This will reduce the carryover of the diseases during the winter and you will have less trouble next year.

Clean up rose beds. Be sure all diseased leaves are raked up and disposed. *Inspect trees and shrubs for bagworm capsules. Remove and destroy them to reduce next year’s pest population.

If you’ve purchased gourds this year as decorations, plan to grow them yourself next year. They make great garden projects for kids.

Be sure not to store apples or pears with vegetables. The fruits give off ethylene gas which speeds up the breakdown of vegetables and will cause them to develop off flavors.

After the ground freezes, mulch small fruit plants such as strawberries. One inch of straw or leaves is ideal for strawberries. Small branches may be used to keep mulch in place.

Remove all mummified fruit from fruit trees and rake up and destroy those on the ground. Also, rake and dispose of apple and cherry leaves. Good sanitation practices reduce reinfestation of insects and diseases the following season.

African violets do well when potted in rather small pots. A good general rule is to use a pot one third the diameter of the plant. Encourage African violets to bloom by giving them plenty of light. They can be in a south window during dark winter months. They bloom beautifully under fluorescent lights. In fact, they seem to prefer them.

Clean and fix and all hand tools and garden tools. Repaint handles or identification marks that have faded over the summer. Sharpen all blades and remove any rust.

Order seed catalogs now for garden planning in January. For variety, consider companies that specialize in old and rare varieties or wild flowers.