(A weathered iron pendant, with some bulbs removed for a moody glow, hangs from a tree over a bed of agaves.)
1. Use Ornaments as Finishings
Much more than an afterthought, garden ornaments can guide how you shape and use your outdoor space, and affect how it feels when you’re in it. A wrought-iron gate can mark the entrance to a world of green, a tree-hung lantern raise your perspective, a curved bench inspire a nap. Carefully placed, pretty yet practical, these elements offer subtle but effective clues: Turn here. Look up. Slow down. They also give a garden space a finished look in all four seasons. The trick is to not overdo it.
Ornaments add another dimension to a landscape and give it year-round appeal. Here are takeaway lessons from one striking decorated green space.