One of the best things about flower gardens is that they not only add beauty to your yard, they can also provide a peaceful haven for quiet retreat. A garden can be a place of refuge; a quiet escape from the many stresses that life can impose upon us.
If you are planning a plant and flower garden, or even if you already have one, there are ways that you can make it even more inviting. Your garden can be more than a mere patch of ground where plants and flowers grow – it can be an actual place; an outdoor "room"
where people can relax. Though the size of your garden can affect the decisions you make as to what you can add to it, it is possible to work with any type of garden area to make it more of a haven. Decorative benches can be placed in strategic places in and around your garden. A small pond, preferably one with a waterfall, can be placed in a spot within your garden. Large or small stone statues can add to the beauty and overall peaceful atmosphere of your garden. If your garden is fairly large, you could even place a gazebo in the middle of it. The possibilities for making your garden a place for peaceful retreat are endless, and accomplishing this goal simply depends on your preferences.
When a garden becomes a haven, it enhances the area around it, and benefits anyone who visits it. Stand back and look at your garden, then use your imagination to envision how it could become even more inviting.