Gardens don’t always have to be perfectly manicured and in order to be attractive. Many people are taking a more fun and whimsical route when it comes to garden planning, creating a garden that is just as funky as it is functional. If you want to add a little more character to your garden space, take a look below at 7 ways to add whimsy to your garden so neighbors are sure to take notice! You will find that adding whimsy to your garden makes it more interesting, inviting, and unique. Here is how to get started!
7 Ways to Add Whimsy to Your Garden
1. Tack on some fairy doors.
If you have trees in your yard, spice them up by adding fairy doors. You can buy these premade and ready to go aet most craft stores, or you can make your own with a painted square of wood. Just use a super strong adhesive or tack the door to the base of the tree for a fun look.
2. Brighten up your birdfeeders.
Forget boring bird feeders and go for the more whimsical varieties. You can find birdhouses that look like cars, vintage campers, school buses, even mini hotels. Choose one of these unique options and the birds are sure to love it!
3. Go for funky flowers.
Gardens don’t have to be all roses! Go for funky flowers such as alliums which grow up to 4 feet tall and have bright purple pom poms that explode at the end. They will give your garden a “Seussical” look that is sure to make neighbors stop and look!
4. Try a water feature.
Water features always add a little charm to the garden, so look for a fun one such as a spitting fish or frog. Many are solar operated anymore, so you don’t even need an outlet nearby to get one rolling in your yard.
5. Dress up your solar lights.
Skip the plain solar lights and opt for the more decorative ones. You will find solar lights with stain glass finishes, some with colored bulbs, and some that have figures at the top of them instead of just the glass dome. Pick some fun and colorful designs and really light up your yard.
6. Consider a fairy garden.
Fairy gardens are all the rage these days, and you can make your own in no time flat. Display a fairy garden in your yard complete with miniature plants and miniature fairy accessories. You can make them in flower pots and display them in the yard, or craft one in a wheelbarrow and display. You can even make fairy gardens in hanging baskets or porch pots if you wish. Check out How to Build a Fairy Garden
7. Opt for bright, non traditional yard furniture.
Instead of neutral and boring yard furniture, choose something bright and funky like painted metal chairs, brightly painted Adirondack chairs, or even a bright bistro set. Don’t forget to add a colorful table with a vase of flowers for the finishing look.