In the largest of gardens, ornaments can sometimes be tacky, so using them in a small container garden is even more difficult to get just right. Here are some ideas I’ve seen around the internets.
Photo by vesna1962
I love the idea of using a few river rocks piled next to a pot. Not every ornament needs to be in a container.
Photo by Mosaikstall
Again, the ornament is outside of any of the containers. I love the idea of using a great, small piece of sculpture nestled between plants.
Photo by KatGee
In this photo, the ornament is the pot. Hey, when you’re short on space, two-fers are a good idea!
Photo by springm
Another smart idea for small-space gardens is to use the walls. Here, a rustic looking ladder and a few pots add nice texture to the wall in the background.
Photo by catrocks2007
Functional items can also be ornamental, like the trellis in this photo.
Some other ideas:
- Solar powered lights can also be both decorative and functional.
- Tastefully selected wind chimes add visual and aural interest.
- A birdbath nestled amongst pots would look nice and would provide a water source for beneficial birds and insects.
- Marbles would make a great mulch and add a pop of color in an unexpected place.