A Serenity Garden For Your Home
When most people think about their gardens, they think about a place that provides them peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world. For some, it is a place where they feel closer to God and His creation more than anywhere else. Whether it is rising early in the morning to pluck a few berries or retiring to your garden after dinner in the evening, a serenity garden is designed to induce a state of tranquility and calmness.
Having a serenity garden does require some amount of planning and care. Since there is no real format in the structure of this type of garden, you should take into consideration what serenity means to you. Designing your garden should reflect your ideas on serenity and can include your favorite colors and comforting landscapes. It is also a good idea to jot these ideas out on paper so you can get an idea of what you want before you start your project. Common themes among serenity gardens include a relaxation theme, a spiritual theme and a memorial theme. It is important that you consider the placement of the garden which should be away from loud noises and odors as well as having the capability of providing a sense of tranquility.
When creating a serenity garden, you may want to add features that may reflect the theme of it. For example, you may want to add items that may reflect a beloved loved one when planning a memorial garden or perhaps, furniture for resting or a screened gazebo when planning a relaxation garden. You may also want to consider the plant life that you may want in your garden. Varying shades of green will work very well in a relaxation garden along with your favorite flowers. Be sure that you also provide a place to sit down in the garden so you can enjoy the rewards of your hard work.
Rocks have various uses when creating your serenity garden. They can be used to build walls, footpaths, thay can also serve as the basis of your garden or even as edging for your footpath. Footpaths provide a beautiful and welcoming presence in your garden whether it is made with wood, flagstone or rock.
Sound elements such as wind chimes, a waterfall or even speakers to play music will add to the outdoor enjoyment to your serenity garden if you so desire them.
Planning to sit in your garden at night? Do not forget the illumination for your peaceful oasis. Tiki torches and candles create the perfect nuance to your garden. When illuminating your garden with tiki torches or candles, be sure the flames are safe distances from any branches or other vegetation.
As you may already know, having a garden is a work in progress throughout it’s entire life. From day to day, you can sense the change of the season as your serenity garden continues to grow with you on that journey. Whatever the size of your space may be, from a small apartment balcony, postage stamp garden or a large back yard, you can create your own personal retreat with a few elements and a desire to create it.