How do you display garden statues in your garden? A garden statue adds a great accent to your garden. It gives your garden a personality and style and best of all it does not cost a lot. Let’s discuss about how to display garden statues and ideas that would be most appropriate for your garden.
A quality garden statue would usually be carved by hand and so it may be crafted of various materials as well. However as you would expect, the cost would range depending on what material is used and on how old the statue in question is. As for the other materials, garden statues are made of:
Marble is the favourite material of many artists when it comes to making statues for indoor or outdoor use. They look nice and are quite expensive. So if you are a gardener who likes to have a statue in his garden to look nice and impress people, marble would probably not be the right choice for you. On the other hand, marble is quite stylish looking, so it may be a good choice for you if you plan on having an indoor/outdoor statue.
Another nice option to look at would be porcelain. Porcelain garden statues are also very pretty, but they cost more than marble. It is very easy to clean these statues because all you need to do is wash them with water and soap. However, they do not last long and can crack if not properly taken care of, so if you want to go for these garden statues, only use them once a year and remember to keep them out of direct sunlight and never leave them out in the deep cold.
Stone garden statues are another popular choice. These are generally used in ancient Roman and Greek architecture. These come in various materials such as slate, limestone and marble. Some stone garden statues are quite expensive, but you get what you pay for and if you can afford this type of garden statue then by all means go ahead and spend as much as you want.
For the less wealthy or less artistic, there are planters. There are many types of planters to choose from. You can get cheap plastic planters that you simply just spread soil on and let the plants grow in their own soil throughout the year. Alternatively, you could get a fancy vase or a container and place a few planters on it. These kinds of garden statues will attract bees, butterflies and other insects which will make your yard look more colourful.
To finish off your garden statue collection, you could surround it with small pots filled with water. This will allow the garden statue to sit comfortably in the shade and not be constantly in the direct sunlight. If you do want to spend a little extra on your garden statues, you could purchase some cheap resin garden statues and place them around the base of your statue. Just remember to remove them when the weather starts to heat up.
For those of us with a less than perfect lawn or patio, we have the option of using aged terracotta or aged cement. Both of these materials are quite cheap but will add a touch of class to your lawn or patio. For a cheaper option, try buying some cheap cast concrete garden statues at your local DIY store. They are very cheap but only last for a couple of years before they begin to break and splinter. Once they start to deteriorate, they are nothing more than eyesores!