Solar Powered Garden Lights
Make your garden twinkle with solar powered lights
I love being in the garden. I love getting everyone together for a bar-b-q. I enjoy the family time we have but am always a little sad when it gets too dark or chilly to sit out. The solution? I now have several sets of solar panel lights dotted around.
Around the borders I have placed 20 solar powered light that are either festive, changing through several colors, or sophisticated, staying a constant white. It depends on the company we have whether I have the coloured lights showing or the white lights showing. For family or the children having friends over the colored lights are fun as they change through the spectrum of the rainbow. If we are having adult friends over for drinks and nibbles then the white lights are pretty and seem a little bit more grown-up.
The solar powered lights are bright enough without being obtrusive. We still get hedgehogs and a fox visiting the garden so obviously the lights aren't putting them off.
I also have various sets of colored lights strung through the trellising which looks very pretty as the wisteria has grown around them and you just get a glimpse of the colored light as the breeze blows the wisteria about.
The bonus with these lights is that they're run on solar panels. No extra cost if someone forgets to turn them off. I feel as if I'm also doing my little bit for the planet by not using more energy, never mind my bank balance.
As a little finishing touch I also have a couple of solar panel lights in my fish pond. The fish don't seem to mind and I love seeing the reflection on a summer evening. Very soothing.
I also love having candles in the garden. I have bought some beautiful lanterns that take citronella tea lights, and some hurricane lanterns that give off a wonderful romantic glow whilst you're sitting having dinner.
If you get a little too cold then light the chiminea. We bought a chiminea a couple of years ago and it was money well spent. A little bit of extra glow as well as a lot of warmth.
Last year we cut down a eucalyptus tree in the garde. It was inhibiting anything else from growing around it and encroaching in our neighbours garden. I decided to leave the stump in the ground and now have dragonfly solar panel lights draped around it. It looks beautiful.
Brighten up your Garden. Use your Wonderful Garden in the Evening.
Some ideas to start with
Start off small until you decide on your theme. Don't be afraid to be bold. Gardens should be fun.
Good for getting rid of pesky insects.
You know what it's like, the sun goes down and the insects come out to play. Thankfully citronella candles can keep them at bay.
Fairy lights - magical
Little girls love seeing fairy lights in the garden. A wonderful place to story tell.
Some mellow lighting
My Herb Garden Lit at Night - Taken with my NIKON D90
That's Rosemary that's being lit, it's getting a bit out of control.
Anyone who knows me knows that Christmas in my favorite time of year. For this year I have decided to add more fairy lights that will run on solar power to my Christmas decorations. Don't worry if you don't get a lot of sunshine in December as most modern panels will work in dull conditions as it is the photons in natural daylight which is converted by the solar panel cells to produce electricity.