Decorate Your Garden With Garden Statues
Creating a unique garden to fit your personality and taste is easy when you make use of the many available garden statues. Many garden statues are designed to bring an aura of fantasy and whimsy to a garden space. Gnomes, oversized mushrooms, fairies, and even reflecting balls are all popular figures for this type of garden decorating. Throughout history, many European cultures believed that spirits and fairies visited their gardens and yards, causing mischief or offering gifts; much of the whimsical statuary today descends from those beliefs. Gnomes are often seen as guardian statues, keeping out mischief-makers by letting them know that the garden already has a gnome. Garden statues can be used to attract living creatures to visit a garden or yard.
Representations of animals are popular forms of garden statues. Nearly every type of animal imaginable can be found in one form of statuary or another. While many enjoy stone or wood carvings of small woodland creatures like bunnies and foxes, others may turn their gardens into virtual menageries, complete with soaring metal giraffes and drinking elephants. Animal representations are very important to many Native American cultures, as clans or families often featured totem animals that represented the qualities of the family and serve as guardians.