Laurie Ashbach
Laurie Ashbach
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  • Saint Paul, MN

Make Your Own Garden Focalpoint


On a local garden stroll down historic Summit Ave. in St. Paul, I was struck by the many times my eyes were drawn to focal points in the gardens we visited. I’ve read that there are two kinds of focal points in landscape design; natural, or alive, and un-natural, or man-made. The next 13 photos will show examples of un-natural focal points, that range from the small surprise that makes you grin, or on a grander scale, the area where you want to sit down and feel the beauty it creates.
See my blog for full story: http://in-spiredlife.com/garden-inspiration/you-can-make-a-garden-focalpoint/
There are always wonderful finds at Antique Shops like this duck sprinkler, or watering cans.
There are always wonderful finds at Antique Shops like this duck sprinkler, or watering cans.
Find something in your house or garage that can become a sculpture for a small space.
Find something in your house or garage that can become a sculpture for a small space.
Turn old furniture into a planter with a little wire, moss, dirt and flowers.
Turn old furniture into a planter with a little wire, moss, dirt and flowers.
Brighton up and existing gate with a colorful wreath or a sculpture looking out onto the street.
Brighton up and existing gate with a colorful wreath or a sculpture looking out onto the street.
Build your own topiary in any shape with chicken wire and plant an ivy.
Build your own topiary in any shape with chicken wire and plant an ivy.
This pond does not even require you to dig a hole.  Instead place large potted plants around the tub and hang a fountain on the wall.  Of course you'll need electric if you want a running fountain.
This pond does not even require you to dig a hole. Instead place large potted plants around the tub and hang a fountain on the wall. Of course you'll need electric if you want a running fountain.
A well placed mirror creates a sense of depth against an old brick wall.
A well placed mirror creates a sense of depth against an old brick wall.
Cast concrete stepping stones lead you down the path.
Cast concrete stepping stones lead you down the path.
Light textured concrete tiles bring contrast and interest to a dark wall
Light textured concrete tiles bring contrast and interest to a dark wall

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