How can you add music to your garden?
Most gardeners start with wind chimes. They can be bought for just a few dollars and up. Their notes cover the entire musical scale and can be made from sea shells, glass or metal chimes, handcrafted sterling silver flatware to wooden chimes.
I always keep an eye out for them while on vacation, scouring garden centers, thrift sores, yard sales and unique speciality shops. Of course, you can make one yourself.
It’s a good idea to have different types and sizes through out your property.
I found this video on YouTube and loved it! It was so much fun to watch.
Of course, you don’t have to make your own, but I think it would be fun. Let me know how yours turns out!
Water fountains are another favorite way to create music. Again, you can either diy your own or hunt around for one you love and buy it before someone else does.
The more I thought about water fountains, I honed in on birdbaths. When checking the web, I was surprised to learn that solar birdbath water pumps are available and cheap to boot.
I found this water fountain on the web that is offered by WalMart.
It got good reviews (4.5 stars), was under$30, is made of resin, which makes it light weight, so it can be moved easily.
One reviewer commented that “they put it near their bird feeder and it was an instant success”. That is a good idea.
While doing my research, I learned that solar pumps have to be kept in the sun all day. I don’t think birds like hot water, except maybe during the winter. So, I don’t think I will go that route.
As you can see, you have many things to consider, when it comes to adding music to your garden.
I have decided to simply keep my eye out for a larger, deeper, clay flower pot base. I will put sea shells and flat rocks on the bottom, keep it filled with fresh water and place it in the shade. That is cheap and easy.
They say that creativity is the mother of invention. Put your thinking cap on and get busy, designing and creating ways to enhance your garden just the way you want it.
My canopy is an example of what I have been talking about. It was set up just this morning, so nothing is in place yet. It was worth every cent I paid for it and it is a delight to sit under. I ordered it using my Red Card, so I would get Free Shipping and a 5% discount from http://www.target.com Target.
I don’t get a commission or credit for pointing you to Target. I just love that company! I have been very satisfied with their service and products. Plus, I pay by bill by phone.
When you have a comfortable place to sit and enjoy listening to the birds, their music makes your heart sing! Think about how you can create a seating and dining area outside. Then you too can enjoy your garden, birdbath, wind chimes and even the sound of the sprinkler watering your lawn or garden. You will be so glad you did!
Here is a one of my favorites. Open your windows and let fresh breezes blow in. It is so refreshing. Right now, since it is after 9pm, I can hear the crickets. Ah. Summertime in Florida. Crickets add music to your garden too.
There is always Music in the Garden but our Hearts must be Quiet to hear it.
It has started raining. I love to hear the patter of rain drops on the porch metal roof.
Thanks for dropping by. Kathleen ,