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The classic whimsy of pink flamingos or staid elegance of stone lions, a little yard art, like the right accessory, can make a landscape. Consider scale, but the rules are not hard and fast. What’s most important is that it makes you smile.
Bottle Tree Pot
Here is a popular way to upcycle glass bottles. Use different colored bottles or all one color, either way they catch the light well. And, when you’re done with the bottle tree you can recycle the bottles.
Bottles and bottle caps
A unique way to upcycle bottles is to use them as edging. Glass bottles hold up well to the elements. These carefully placed bottle caps add a bit of whimsy to the garden bed.
Century Plant Bling
These Christmas ornaments pull double duty by adding a little bling to your yard and covering up sharp spines. Ornaments come in all colors. Change them throughout the year to match the season.
Classic Stone Lions
These majestic lions take yard art to another level. Still, when you get down to it, they're basically yard art.
Clay Pot Man
A clay pot man and his wheel barrel planter add whimsy to your garden beds.
Dionysus faux bois
This faux bois concrete bench is functional public art by Carlos Cortez. His studio is right here in San Antonio.
Door mirror and bird bath
Look carefully. Do you see it? It’s a screen door that's been fitted with mirrors. This is a fun option that makes small spaces appear larger.
Your local hardware store is a treasure trove of yard art ideas. Case in point: the ends of this AC duct have been cut out and capped with irrigation system valve box covers. Et voila! Pretty plant box!
Elegant wire stakes
These elegant wire stakes add charm and dimension to an otherwise dark corner of the yard.
Flock of flamingos
Gotta love the classics. This flock is on the move.
This flower swing is filled with alyssum. You can also use sedums or other small plants that don’t require a lot of root space.
This Brussels griffon is busy overseeing a pond, but he would be at home in any garden location.
Gazing balls are an easy way to add magical color in a shady spot of the yard.
Glass Bottle Sun Catchers
Odd-shaped bottles serve as sun catchers in this garden bed.
Take a closer look at this agave. That’s right, it’s actually a metal sculpture placed exactly where a real one would be right at home.
This rabbit welcomes you to the garden. It looks like stone, but it's actually a lightweight resin.
Rubber snakes in a Tree
Yard art doesn't have to cost much. This dollar-store rubber snake could pass for the real thing dangling from this makeshift planter, fashioned from a wire wreath ring and planted with epiphytes like ball moss!
We're quite fawned of this petite, sweet statue.
Tiny tree house
A tiny tree house can be a fun surprise in the yard.
These shy turtles are placed perfectly, peeking out of the foliage.