Spring brings the first warming rays of sun, lifting up our spirits and renewing us inwardly, as well as the world around us. Our gardens bring us revitalization through the beauty of the flowers, the fragrance from the plants, the drone of the insects, the songs of the birds, and activity of the little creatures busy in their daily routines.
Garden center pros can advise on the steps necessary to reawaken the garden and prepare it for the summer months ahead. Once the grass is fertilized and the flower beds are planted, then it is time to add a little “whimsy” to the garden. Ponds and fountains, statuary, sundials, wind chimes, and garden flags can create a focal point or complement a theme in the garden. Birds will be attracted to the garden by the sound of running water from a fountain. Gazing balls add a Victorian flair. Sundials bring an ageless mood.
Tapping into the regenerative forces from your garden is best accomplished by spending time relaxing within its borders. Outdoor casual furniture can complete a relaxing garden retreat. For the pool or spa, add a pair of traditional chaise lounges in strap style for easy care and great comfort. Gorgeous wrought iron dining sets are used inside the home as well as outside with wrought iron sofas, lounge chairs, gliders, and recliners.
Cushion patio sets offer the best in comfort, whether in a dining set or in swivel rocker recliners paired with an ottoman. Umbrellas add a great look to the garden as well as offer very necessary protection from the sun. Market umbrellas are available with the classic wood frame or the newer aluminum frames with a crank mechanism for ease in operation, and a tilt feature for greater shade from the intense afternoon sun.
To best complement your garden design or home decor, consider a custom order for your patio furniture. Custom orders usually do not cost any more than buying off the floor, and they are very easy to do. Upper-end patio furniture will last a very long time, so it is well worth the few weeks wait for delivery to have exactly the “look” one desires.
So, do go back into your garden and begin a new season, one filled with beauty, comfort, whimsy, and enjoyment.
Green Thumb Garden Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and they are located at 23734 Newhall Avenue, formerly San Fernando Road, in Newhall. For more information, please call 661-259-1072.
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