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Garden Art Quotes

Updated on October 22, 2016
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Robertatalloni means creativity. Whether in writing or in more typical art forms artistry (and a bit of fun) must be part of the work.

Garden Art Quotes
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Art Quotes for Garden Décor


Decorated quotes continue to be wildly popular in garden settings. Whether indoors for party themes or in outdoor spaces as permanent art, original and old faithful quotations about the joys, benefits, and amusements of gardening remain staple decor items.

Even those of us who are not very fond of ceramic gnomes, dwarfs, or fairies hiding among our plants are known to occasionally succumb to a tastefully decorated phrase, verse, or single word for our outdoor spaces. Putting some ideas on paper, so to speak, is my first step in developing ideas I’ve been thinking about.

If you want to incorporate a special quote to enjoy in your garden maybe you’ll find something in this hub that will inspire you to design your own special work of art. If so, it would be great to hear about it in the comments at the end or see it in your own DIY hub!


Working out a small quote project to post on my potting bench as a reminder to keep at it for lots of reasons!  Will be adding white daisies in the corners.
Working out a small quote project to post on my potting bench as a reminder to keep at it for lots of reasons! Will be adding white daisies in the corners. | Source

Familiar Garden Art Quotes


Well known quotes are tried and true for any design you want to create. Beautiful designs are all over the web waiting for buyers to purchase or artists to use as inspiration.

Pinterest’s selections are an amazing collection to get us started. From a gorgeous large sunshine to a small stepping stone for decorating outdoors, the possibilities of expressing your thoughts and feelings unfold like flower petals in spring.

The following links will take you to DIYs with happy thoughts as well as thought provoking ones:

• One take on Bloom Where You Are Planted is an easy DIY that could be adapted to a number of uses.

• Though this is displayed over a bed, this Rest Relax Refresh tutorial would be sweet hanging from a tree limb over a table by some garden seats.

• Garden flags naturally lend themselves to speaking up and out seasonally. This tutorial about Summer Waving Goodbye in the fall is a neat example of how to get creative so you can change things up every few months.

A Garden of Love Grows in a Grandmother’s Heart is definitely a design I want to adapt before my grands visit again!

• Herbal quotes for gardeners range from practical, as in identifying markers to just plain fun. Every time I think I’ve come up with an original, I find it somewhere on the www!

• Don’t forget the creative art that rocks can inspire: Stamped RocksTips for Painting RocksCustomize a Rock/StoneMosaic Letters.


Planning a design for an outdoor space.
Planning a design for an outdoor space. | Source

Choosing Designs for the Garden


To some, the Bible’s book of Job is an odd book to love, but gaining an understanding of its purpose gives not only a love for it, but a respect that strengthens us.

Sharing ideas on quotes I’ve been thinking about thanks to this book serves as a reminder of the direction I would like to take with quotes to use for outdoor and porch areas in the future.

Maybe these will inspire you to think through creating something for your own garden spaces:

A design I hope to do for a garden area soon is going to use Beautiful is the Joy of Trusting the Creator! Job 5:9 as the theme. My computer generated basic idea is shown here, but I plan to replace that with a photograph of the finished piece.

My Garden Art Plan for a Decorative Stake

Create a decorative stake for your garden!
Create a decorative stake for your garden! | Source

The work I want to do is along the lines of this from Aimee Weaver Designs. Though her example is an indoor piece, her work is classy yet comfortable in ways I find inspiring.

Other pieces I may create in the future are already in the planning stages. I hope to use various woods and metals to paint smaller designs with the following quotes for tucking in between hydrangeas and gardenias:

• Day by Day His Generosity in Creation Speaks God’s Incalculable Power -- Job 11:7

• Take Hope! See the Creator’s Power Displayed! Job 36:22

• He tells the Rain to be Strong, He Causes it to Happen, He is Exalted in Power! Job 37

• Trust Him! He Laid the Foundation of the Earth! Job 38

People who like to create their own art will find projects for the garden a fulfilling outlet for their talents. Perhaps you want to learn more about how to transfer letters and words to backgrounds you can use in your garden. There are several methods, some of which are as easy as sipping iced tea in the shade on a summer evening. Check out the following links to get an idea of what method would work best on your piece of glass, metal, or wood:

Up cycle old wood and use this method to create an artful quote for your garden.

This tutorial takes wax paper from the kitchen to the printer.

Transfer an image to glass using Mod Podge’s matte product and this easy DIY technique.

This site is offers amazing uses for your printer, but for our purposes, check out the note on transferring to metal.

We'll look at a few more tutorials on the processes for transferring designs below, but the one big tip is to reverse the lettering before printing.


Don’t Forget Monograms


Simple surfaces like concrete and wood can help you paint a garden statement with one letter, but the options for creating a monogram for your family or to use as a gift are fairly unlimited:

DIY a letter to display in the garden with a basic element not always associated with art. Concrete takes a traditional décor idea to a modern level that is very appealing in this tutorial.


A jute covered letter from HGTV is cute on the front door in the photo, but in our climate the jute would need to be painted over with a clear coat of outdoor waterproof product like one of the outdoor crafts paints to keep it from getting moldy. Once that was done, this would be a great garden feature in the right place.

Blooming monograms can be made for displaying flowers or designed to grow succulents. Personally, I’m wondering about filling one with Creeping Jenny for some bright color in a shady spot, perhaps in a concrete letter for propping against a planter. Moss monograms are also made with concrete but this one created with driftwood is a little different.

Some glass block crafts could get old fast with me, but quotes and monograms incorporated into stylish art pieces get my attention. Designing a lighted letter like this A (scroll down to second project) and placing it by a back porch door to use as a nightlight would be brilliant. Any number of craft paints, etching methods, or sticker products could give good effect.


A flat sided stone is waiting to be painted and used on a new porch's shady sitting area.
A flat sided stone is waiting to be painted and used on a new porch's shady sitting area. | Source

Creating Quote Décor


Easy tutorials for transferring images are plentiful. Letters must be mirrored but the process is not difficult. Designs can be drawn freehand and painted, but knowing a few tips for the best process for each project is useful. The following offers info to help. These sites can be a good starting place for finding more methods:

Transfer images to wood with some professionals.

Learn about going vintage with the right process.

When it comes to metal, a letter can be made to look like metal, or a metal base can be painted with a quote.

Chalk signs are still very popular and DIYing them is easy with the help of experienced chalk lettering experts:

Check out some easy chalkboard lettering instructions.

Learn about the before and after of chalk lettering.

• And if you want to create your own colorful chalk, well, you can do it in a traditional style or in a liquid organic style!


Tuck a Motivational Quote Among Your Plants

A Garden Truth!
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New Decorative Uses for Outdoor Items


Enjoy thinking beyond what is already familiar with the following ideas for using old fencing in new ways:

Don’t Fence Me In offers a grand line up of repurposed items like fencing and gates that could be personalized by adding a monogram.

A faux wrought iron cover for a vent that looks real? Yes, and a monogram could be incorporated into the design to use on the bottom of screen door.

New ideas for common outdoor items are being developed by hands-on people everywhere as we become a use it again society instead of having a throw it away mindset. Feel free to share your useful ideas in the comments below.


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Extra, Extra! Some Garden Designs Speak to Us Without Words or Letters


Check out the following garden designs I couldn’t resist adding to this hub even though they have no letters at all. They are examples of works of art that should not be missed:

This garden gate-like sculpture is so beautiful. I love every element of its happy composition. Maybe I could paint a similar one on a wooden gate. Choosing from the whimsical designs that are available is a huge task.

A delightful collection of photos includes a piece of silver art with crystal elements that inspires me to get creative with items I already own. Whether primitive or classic is your choice, some little something to use as a conversation piece can make family and guest remember their visit to your garden.

Mobiles should never be underestimated because they offer such potential for creativity. This sea glass example is rustic yet colorful, a combination not always found together. Something tells me that this teapot mobile’s form is going to follow me until I design one of my own.


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      RTalloni 16 months ago from the short journey

      Dolores Monet:

      "Too much" can happen real fast, can't it?! :) Your arch sounds lovely. Hope you can settle on a quote to use very soon. Thanks much for checking out these ideas!

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      Dolores Monet 16 months ago from East Coast, United States

      I love to garden and wound up with quite a lot of garden art. I stopped when it all started to border on the "too much." But a little garden quote would look nice on the arch that I have instead of a gate. Some of those links look really interesting. Must check some of them out!

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      RTalloni 17 months ago from the short journey

      colorfulone:

      Thanks so much for checking out these ideas. I hope they help you create more of the kind of garden art you like. I have a Pinterest board titled Gardening: Outdoor Art/Lights/Sound that might give you new ideas.

      Our area is having an early taste of spring, though there's still time for a hard freeze, so we'll have to wait and see what happens. Daffodils have come and gone, though jonquils are still dancing in the wind. Tulips are coming up and it will soon be time to plant wave petunias. :) I hope you latest snowfall melts off quickly so you can enjoy the greens of spring in your area!

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      Susie Lehto 17 months ago from Minnesota

      I love interesting and inspirational garden art, and don't have nearly enough of it to enjoy. I like garden stones for pathways and for decorative art. Mostly I like natures art here living in the wilderness with accents here and there. I can hardly wait for spring weather again. We just got another 12" of snow in the past two days, it was almost all gone.

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      RTalloni 20 months ago from the short journey

      KoffeeKlatch Gals:

      Thanks kindly! It would be easy to get carried away and collect too many for there are some lovely and fun designs out there. Making my own will help me focus on a theme and avoid the take over… :) So appreciate your visit and comment. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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      Susan Haze 20 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I love your examples of Garden Art. We have stones with saying, gnomes, and animals scattered decoratively throughout our yard. We have to make sure they don't take over the yard, there are so many that we see that we would like to obtain. As for making our own, the only thing I have tried is stepping stones. Wonderful hub.

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      RTalloni 20 months ago from the short journey

      MarleneB:

      Creative designs for gardens areas are really fun to work on. Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed seeing this.

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      Marlene Bertrand 20 months ago from Northern California, USA

      I enjoy decorating my garden more than I do indoors. The information you have shared here provide awesome tools to gather more beautiful and fun ideas.

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      RTalloni 23 months ago from the short journey

      Rachel L Alba:

      Thank you for letting me know how much you enjoyed this hub! So appreciate your visit and comment.

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      RTalloni 23 months ago from the short journey

      Chantelle Porter:

      That's a wonderful way to use a blooming monogram! I hope we'll get to see a DIY hub on your grandma's memory garden when you are finished. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your idea after seeing this post!

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      RTalloni 23 months ago from the short journey

      AudreyHowitt:

      Thanks kindly, for both your visit and response!

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      Rachel L Alba 23 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi RTalloni, This was a very happy hub. I say happy be cause it made me happy to read and see it. I love flowers and flower gardens and drive my husband crazy planting them. I also like garden art like you described in your hub. I like the idea of Bible verses on a painted sign, thanks for the idea.

      Blessings to you.

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      Chantelle Porter 23 months ago from Chicago

      I love the idea of blooming monograms. I have never heard of that. I am planning a memory garden for my Grandma and I think that will make it all the more special. Great ideas.

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      Audrey Howitt 23 months ago from California

      Aww--these are great ideas!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      DDE:

      Thank you for stopping in to check out these quotes for the garden!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great about gardens. I look to making mine a special one next season.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      MsDora:

      Thanks kindly for stopping in with your comment on using garden quotes in the garden! :)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Many of the quotes express the faith of the gardener; I like that. They are also beautiful and inspirational to all; I have not thought of having any such thing until now. Thanks for a wonderful idea.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Have fun!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I should start writing garden quotes now

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      pstraubie48:

      'Tis the season, yes? ;)

      Thanks much for stopping by with your comment!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      RTalloni You had me at Garden Art. What a lovely collection of ideas and quotes...God certainly does create the most magnificent art of all in our gardens.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

      Voted up++++ shared pinned and tweeted

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      ezzly:

      Thanks very much for taking the time to check out this post and for your response to it!

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      ezzly 2 years ago

      Wonderful and creative hub love the quote • Take Hope! See the Creator’s Power Displayed! Job 36:22

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Vellur:

      Thanks kindly for your feedback!

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Great ideas to make a garden more beautiful! Creative and beautiful! Great hub, voted up.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      torrilynn:

      Hope you get to enjoy creating and displaying some of your own outdoor art soon!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Faith Reaper:

      Oh me, that is one for the books!

      Ivy is still on my horizon, but little by little with perseverance… The problem is that I would rather to do some garden art quotes now and then post the original photos on this hub! :)

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      you are more than welcome

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      LOl, I understand completely about our dear husbands "helping" ... we have these huge bushes that bloom tiny white flowers in the spring along both sides of our home. They can get too large and wide (the name escapes me now, starts with a "P") but anyway I came home and my husband so proudly exclaimed he "trimmed" those bushes ... my word for trimmed and his differ greatly too for they were butchered down to the core!!! Thank goodness they are hardy are grow back, but looked terrible for so long, when they could have been beautiful : (

      I am afraid I have allowed the ivy to get a bit out of hand.

      Enjoy your day!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Faith Reaper:

      It's been a busy day already. I'm laughing at how my husband's idea of helping with the wisteria and how mine differed so greatly. The entire trellis as well as most of the plant are now gone. I'll be adding a sprig with roots of this purple to my white wisteria located in a better spot. It will be interesting to see them bloom together.

      Don't let that ivy get out of hand if you don't want it taking over like mine nearly has!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much!

      Wow, you are going to be busy in the garden. Oh, you reminded me that I do need to do something about the ivy I have growing along one side of the walkway leading to the front steps up to my front door of my house. It has grown up the brick driveway walls now, which looks nice, but it has actually grown over the top and down the other side into the actual driveway LOL ...so I am so behind in my garden.

      Oh, wow, I did not realize you had linked my old windows hub too. I appreciate you!

      Enjoy yourself this weekend.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Faith Reaper:

      That would be so nice--thank you! I'll check those out and let you know how I'll return the favor. :)

      Tomorrow I'll be continuing some garden cleanup that is long overdue. For one thing, a wisteria has gotten out of hand and my husband is able to help me make quick work of the issue before it becomes too big for either of us! And then there's the ivy that is trying to gobble up some old fashioned carnations and creeping phlox. I prefer dealing with ivy after a rain when the ground is softer but we are dry, dry, dry right now and the job can't wait. But…I do have some wave petunias to plant so the day won't be just drudgery. :) I hope you get to enjoy your garden at some point tomorrow!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi RTalloni,

      I wanted to know if you mind if I linked this lovely hub to a couple of my garden art hubs? I have the one you know of and then another one of succulents in a painting you can hang outside on a patio wall.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and enjoy your garden.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      The Dirt Farmer:

      Thanks much for checking out this hub and for your responses!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Faith Reaper:

      You are most welcome. :) Thanks again for stopping by!

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      Jill Spencer 2 years ago from United States

      Shared your hub. So many great ideas! And now is the perfect time to try them.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      MariaMontgomery:

      Not necessarily, sometimes less is best, but if you have a quote you would like to create and display, now's the best time to do the project! :) Thank you for stopping in to check out these ideas.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Cyndi Gibson:

      That was one of the delightful discoveries I made as I developed this hub! Thanks for checking out garden art possibilities in this post.

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      torrilynn:

      Thank you for checking out this post on garden art and letting me know you enjoyed it!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      AliciaC :

      It would be easy to miss the opportunity to enjoy art in our own gardens if we didn't take time to think through what we would like to display. Thanks much for checking out these ideas.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Genna East:

      Thanks much for your response to this hub. We're doing some renovation (slowly…) but when we get to a certain point there will be old wood from 1955 that I'll get to store for later use. My plans are to make some vintage birdhouses out of it. :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, RTalloni. You are so kind!

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Frank Atanacio:

      Thanks kindly for stopping in and for your response.

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      MariaMontgomery 2 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I have 2 little signs & a sundial. Hmmm, maybe I need more yard art?

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Faith Reaper:

      How I wish you could add pics of your garden art here. Maybe you need to do a DIY hub on them and let me know so I can link it here.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Jackie Lynnley:

      Thanks much for letting me know you found this inspiring!

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      Cyndi Gibson 2 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I never would have thought to make colored chalk from scratch. Very clever!

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      I feel that garden art always enhances the beauty of the garden. thanks for the great hub.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Yay for your English flag! I hope we'll get to see a post on Trembling Rock for it sounds interesting and that when you get your own trembling rock set up that we'll get to see your DIY method.

      Thanks much for stopping in with your comment to let me know this hub inspired you. :)

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing all the ideas. They sound very interesting. I've never thought much about garden art before. Your hub is certainly inspirational!

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love birdbaths and houses, as well as wind chimes. This is a fun read -- and interesting, too. Just in time for the spring-summer season.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      entertainingly useful hub, my friend voted up and useful plus shared :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, I love garden art. I have a mosaic clay pot bird bath I made, and I have garden signs too. I have some stepping stones too. All are great and add much interest to the garden.

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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      purl3agony:

      A mosaic with a quote would be delightful and I hope we'll be seeing your project in a hub! Thanks much for stopping in. Happy gardening!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Such good ideas I would love to do one or more, just adore my gardens. Always looking for new ideas. Thanks!

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Useful and pretty ideas. I don't have a huge garden but we do have an English flag hanging from the washing pole! Around where we are in France this week, there are some huge boulders and one is called the 'Trembling Rock'. Despite the fact that it weighs a few tons, you can push it to make it pivot a little. I'm thinking about putting a similar, somewhat smaller rock in one of my very small borders, just for fun.

      Thanks for the inspiration. It's good to see you here again. I've missed a few but am trying to catch up!

      Ann

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      Donna Herron 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks for reminding me that it's time to focus on our garden and yard :) I love the idea of incorporating garden quotes in our garden design and décor. I'd love to do a tile mosaic piece - maybe on a planter - that includes a nice garden phrase. Thanks for these ideas and getting me thinking for summer!