Yard art

Garden: Yard Art

Yard art

Cary, NC — August in Cary is still pretty hot to be doing much in your garden – so why not consider adding some punch with garden art? There are so many ways of doing this, and there are no rules. It’s all about what you like and what makes you smile.

Yard Art – Ideas

Don’t let the idea of yard art be intimidating. To start, think about functional ways you can add some interest, such as decorative pots, birdbaths or maybe an interesting piece of furniture that can hold a pretty group of flowers.

Recently, I visited the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge in Lake Lure, NC. They did an amazing job in adding art to the garden. A group of gardeners saved an old bridge from demolition and turned it into a wonderful public garden with some of the best ideas I have ever seen.

From whimsical art to functional art, this garden really had it all.

Just look at what they did in the pictures below and I guarantee you will be inspired.

yard art

yard art

yard art

yard art

For other great and local ideas, visit the NC Museum of Art in Raleigh.

They have quite a few new outdoor additions.

Mel’s Tip of the Month

Cut back your leggy petunias now and add some fertilizer.

They will come back for an awesome display this fall.


Melody Hughes is North Carolina State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer and a real estate agent at Dunlap Lilley Properties, Inc. All photos by Melody.


The gardening column is sponsored in part by Garden Supply Co. on Old Apex Road in Cary.