A Bonsai Garden For Your Patio
Article by Kenny F Leichester
Almost every home you see has a special space outside their home in which they devote to some greens. It doesn’t have to be a huge area; just a well kept reasonable size is enough to enhance the outlook of a home.
Even if the portion of land area for a house is on the smallish side is not a problem. This is where one’s ingenuity and creativity takes to the forefront, and a homeowner can easily have a beautiful patio garden if they are willing to put in the time and budget needed. One can even undertake the work themselves, working from scratch and enjoying the odd outing to view and purchase the accessories for the garden patio project.
Starting it could seem a daunting task, but it is also an extremely rewarding venture when everything just starts to blossom in ways that every homeowner knows that they would.
It is good if you have some space laid out for relaxing before you embark on your project. This is why it is always good to visualize the end result before you put together the plan. Obviously a few potted plants under some patio umbrellas will not be enough but it can cater for the relaxing space said earlier.
The progress of your garden is a sight to see. You will be thrilled to see what you work on is start to take shape. The garden and the renovation work of your home should be planned together so that it compliments one another; else it will look like it was pasted from another place.
It doesn’t need to be big as even a corner portion would do, especially for a planned indoor garden with a small pond and a good size pergola providing the focal point for the whole garden. Working with a small area would also mean that a house owner would extend his budget to quality purchases, including for a teak furniture or two, which would last a long, long time as they also durable and just adds a touch of class to the setting.
Even if the house is without a sizeable portion of open soil is not an excuse in not going for an indoor garden, if you could spare the time and money. Instead of a pergola, you could instead go for a Bonsai – a variety of choice any good nursery would be able to provide – providing the centre piece of attraction. Work can therefore start from this point outwards for a full blown garden patio.
A bonsai tree adds a certain creative inertia to any indoor garden. Even if you’re not too keen in having green plants lining your home, the bonsai could be a prelude to a miniature forest – a diorama, if you must – of which could be the sum preview of your patio garden. This is where those trips to the neighborhood nurseries could give you great ideas; from wheat farms to mountain ranges.
The mini garden can be enhanced with a concrete-based fish pond. The pond will provide the complimentary look to the bonsai centerpiece. Your tired mind will appreciate the serenity of the atmosphere the indoor garden will provide.
Placing patio furniture in the area of your garden will be your be investment yet. During those days when you would rather entertain your guest elsewhere than the living room, the garden will be your savior. Your guests will be entertained by the water fountain and will be at peace with the whole look and feel of your creative little bonsai garden.
The best thing for this sort of setting is that the house owner could easily change it to a new one whenever the heart desires. After all, there will be other bonsai trees which could attract the eye with the genre enthusiasts outdoing each other in coming with more and more beautiful creation year in and year out.
Having an outdoor garden, one should always think of a way to use the garden as much as one can. Therefore, having outdoor heaters for the outdoor will increase the usability of your garden no matter the weather.
About the Author
Kenny Leichester is a foremost expert in the interior design industry specializing in the outdoor or patio settings using outdoor patio furniture, patio umbrellas, outdoor cushions, patio heaters, patio lighting and so on to create exquisitely beautiful layout. His work on outdoor cushions designs and so