Outdoor Stone Bird Baths with Beautiful Details

Outdoor Stone Bird Baths with Beautiful Details

Summertime typically means spending a lot of time outdoors – especially if there’s a pool or water activities involved. Splashing around in water is not only great exercise, but it’s a fun way to keep cool during the warm summer months. Birds also like to keep cool and have a refreshing drink from birdbaths! Not only are these beneficial for birds, but bird baths offer a friendly outdoor garden piece that inspires that playfulness of summer. Attract all the wonderful birds of the season with one of these adorable bird baths and enjoy hours of bird watching! These would be perfect for a garden courtyard or any outdoor garden space for you and your guests to enjoy. These are actually quite versatile additions to the garden as you could easily turn one of these bird baths into a birdseed holder to attract even more feathered friends. Whatever you decide to do with it, these bird baths we have listed would complete any outdoor space.


Hummingbird Cast Stone Birdbath

This beautiful Hummingbird Cast Stone Birdbath has to be one of the unique bird baths for the garden you can find. A gorgeous collection of blooms, vines, leaves and hummingbirds are intricately etched into this bold cast stone setting. This birdbath would make the perfect focal point to any garden or outdoor space and comes in a variety of finishes which makes this piece the perfect addition to any type of garden or outdoor space. Easily set this up and watch all your feathered friend stop by for a refreshing drink of water as you watch from the patio. You and your guests can easily have hours of entertainment for those warm summer days watching all the different kinds of birds stop by. This sturdy design would be perfect in a courtyard or open area where birds could be most attracted to it. To read more about this wonderful piece and to see the variety of finishes it comes in, click the link here.


Smithsonian Cottage Garden Cast Stone Birdbath

Elegant and completely aesthetic, the Smithsonian Cottage Garden Cast Stone Birdbath features a wide basin atop a beautifully sculpted pedestal. This natural stone bird bath is simple yet grandiose, making it the perfect focal piece for any garden space. Your guests will love it and so will your feathered friends as they stop by for a quick drink. The wide bowl featured in this birdbath is large enough to accommodate several feathered friends, so this piece definitely emanates “the more, the merrier” message. Enjoy the great outdoors and all its splendor with the addition of this beautifully crafted cast stone bird bath and see how many birds flock to your garden. With several finishes to choose from, it’d be impossible not to find the perfect color for your outdoor living space. Get two and make one a bird feeder for even more feathered friends in your garden. This piece will be great for birdwatching with friends or simply enjoying the birds on your own. To learn more about this gorgeous piece, click here.


Flores Pedestal Water Fountain

This unique design features a flower-like birdbath with fountain. The piece resembles a blooming flower, complete with stalk and petals that birds all around will find inviting and cozy. Designed by the unparalleled beauty of flowers, this bird bath doubles as a fountain for moving, calming waters that will be inviting to guests and birds alike. This piece would be perfect as a centerpiece to really tie a garden scape together or as a wonderful addition to a courtyard area that needs something extra. Since the water is moving, you get the beautiful design of a gorgeous flower-like birdbath that doubles into a glorious fountain. Moving waters will lull guests into a comfortable summertime mood while providing your feathered friends a great place to keep hydrated during the warm months. Available in several different settings, this piece is versatile and would make the perfect addition to any outdoor living space. To learn more about this fantastic piece, click on the link here.


Cirrus Cast Stone Birdbath

This birdbath is one of the most unique outdoor stone bird baths in the market. Staying true to its name, the Cirrus Cast Stone Birdbath is covered in whimsical, intricate spirals meant to resemble the wisps of cirrus clouds on a warm, summer day. This gorgeous stone masterpiece would be a wonderful addition to your outdoor living space and would offer hours of fun for your feathered friends, as well. Available in several different finishes, the possibilities are endless in choosing the best color for your space. The stone construction feathered in this bird bath are highly durable, so the weather won’t wear this piece down easily. Set this up in a corner garden or even in the center of a lawn to attract all your feathered friends and add a wonderful addition to your outdoor space. Be sure to have lawn chairs or a covered patio area available, since you’ll definitely want to bird watch with this stunning piece. To learn more about this great bird bath, click the link here.


Bird baths like the ones in the list will add a fun element to any outdoor space. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the hours of bird watching and it’d be fun to try to pick out and identify all the different birds that visit your garden area. These bird baths are versatile in finish settings so you have a wide variety to choose from to find the perfect piece for your garden. Since these are made from cast stone, you don’t have to worry about the rain or sun depleting their beauty any time soon. These were made to last and you feathered friends will surely appreciate a relaxing place to get a drink of water or do some playful splashing. Make sure you set your bird bath in a focal point of your garden so your friends and guests can enjoy all the colorful birds that summertime brings to your garden!

Animal Flower Pot Planters Perfect for Your Garden

Animal Flower Pot Planters Perfect for Your Garden

The time for gardening is here! The sun is out, the weather is warm and all the little garden creatures can be found darting across gardens and zipping through flowering plants. What better way to make your outdoor living space more inviting than by adding some fun animal flower pot planters to your garden? These friendly little planters are so versatile and incredibly cute! Whether you want to add some fun to your already existing garden or just want some unique pots to start a herb garden, these planters are perfect for any garden plans. With so many different animals to choose from, you could end up having your own animal pot zoo! Fun for adults and children alike, everyone will find these little critters a charming addition to your outdoor living space. We have a few of these adorable little planters listed below so you can see just how great they are for yourself!


Alouette Garden Planter

Not only is this garden planter absolutely adorable, but it’s completely versatile! It can be used as either a bird seed holder or a planter, depending on your garden needs. Animal pots for plants are adorable and anyone who spots this piece in your garden will think it’s absolutely charming. Made completely of cast stone, this unique planter features four tiny birds perched on the side of this uniquely shaped bowl. These four little friends will greet your guests, as this planter is also small enough to place on a garden patio or outdoor ledge. This conversation piece is also available in several different finishes, so you can find the perfect color for your space. To learn more about this adorable piece, click on the link here.


Bunny Garden Planter

This adorable garden bunny planter will act as a friendly host to your guests. One can’t help but notice this unique planter right away because of the beautifully carved bunny staring back at you. Animal shaped garden planters add a little charm and fun to your garden, and this bunny planter is no exception. This planter will no doubt add some coziness to your garden, whether you’re outside butterfly watching or just enjoying a drink on a warm day. Incredibly versatile, this planter can be used as a planter for your favorite flower or herb or just left empty to use as a conversation piece. Whatever you plan to use this adorable planter for, this bunny will add a welcoming vibe to any outdoor space. To learn more about this planter or to check out other finishes, click here.


Chicken Cast Stone Garden Planter

Everyone seems to know someone who is absolutely in love with chickens. Chickens are playful, full of character and add definite charisma to the barnyard. Now you can channel that charisma into your own garden through this delightful Chicken Cast Stone Garden Planter! This beautifully etched chicken planter is made of cast stone and is available in several different finishes so you can choose the finish that matches your taste. This planter will add that extra touch of country flair as you fill it with your favorite plant of simple have it placed on an outdoor table or ledge for decoration. Due to the durability of the cast stone, this planter will not chip or crack under the elements, so it’s tough enough to be placed directly into a garden setting. To learn more about his delightful planter, check it out here.


Hen Garden Planter

A bit more rustic than our previous Chicken Cast Stone Garden Planter, this Hen Garden Planter oozes rustic charm and simplicity. This piece will no doubt add a lovable addition to any outdoor space, including placing it on a balcony ledge or on a garden ledge. Place your favorite flower into the planter or a few succulents, and you have an unforgettable addition to any garden. This piece is reminiscent of an old country farm with its beautiful detail and unique design. Best yet, it’s small enough to be easily moved. This piece has several finishes and details to choose from so you can’t go wrong in ordering your favorite color. Your guests will surely love this piece as much as you do, as this playful little chicken offers a happy vibe for any space. To learn more about this super cute planter, click here.


Turtle Planter, Small Cast Stone Garden Statue

Slow and steady wins the race! No need to hurry, though. This little guy isn’t going anywhere – he’ll be perfectly happy in your garden! This adorable Turtle Planter will no doubt be a great focal point because of the beautifully etched detail. This little turtle’s shell will become one of your favorite outdoor planters as you set him among the flowers and herbs in your garden. He’s also small enough to set on a garden table or balcony ledge. Fill this adorable planter with your favorite herbs or succulents, and you have a cozy, cute addition to your outdoor living space. You could even set him next to a garden pond or water feature to make your guests do a double-take. To check out this realistic planter, click the link here.


Small Lion with Garland Urn Garden Planter

Give your outdoor space a dose of majesty with this beautifully crafted Small Lion with Garden Urn Garden Planter. This elegantly designed planter features a bold lion head carved into a decorative urn with a beautiful flower garland coming out of its mouth. This piece would be perfect for some exquisite blooming plants or your favorite flower. Anything you plant in here will be the focal point of your garden since this unique design is absolutely eye-catching. Available in several finishes, you can’t go wrong in picking this charming planter. To learn more about it, click here.


All of these garden planters are so adorable, it may be hard to pick just one! But who’s stopping you – choose several to create your own animal-friendly garden area or just to spruce up an outdoor garden space. These charismatic planters would be the perfect additions to any space and are perfect as standalones, too.

Modern Outdoor Flower Pots and Planters

Modern Outdoor Flower Pots and Planters

Looking to take your garden to the next level with a little modern style? It isn’t especially hard to do. One of the best ways to go modern is through the use of unique pots and planters. You want to go for somewhat minimal looks or looks which are striking to the eye. 

Here are a few options you may want to consider, each with different aspects to really enhance your outdoor space and turn it into the modern meditative mecca you desire.


Harrison Chocolate Life Planter

One of the more obvious aspects of modern design is the concept of smooth lines. You don’t really want anything with jagged edges because then you’re getting into industrial. With the Harrison Chocolate Life Planter, you’re getting a beautiful set of mid-century modern planters. The color is dark but warm, and the smooth curvature of the tall pots gives a feeling of flow and movement. The pots bow slightly outward, providing room inside for your plants to breathe. To avoid a completely homogenous look, a small accent circle is placed on the base; just a little something to draw the eye. Since the set comes with three pots, you can either place them all in one spot or spread them around your outdoor space, helping each area feel connected with this focal point. If you think you can use something like this in your life, learn more about it here.


Faccia Garden Planter

Want to put a new face on your back patio? If so, these pots make a real statement. (I’m full of puns today.) On a more serious note, these pots really work to grab some attention. The design is very modern, almost harkening back to the ’80s and the days of Lipps Inc. You’d think that would make it retro, but those styles are coming back, and it’s still pretty modern, in general. Not only do they feature the smooth lines of modern styles, the unique design aspect is almost futuristic. Functionally, the size of these pots is also quite good. A couple of the biggest containers at 22 inches wide, or even the medium ones at 16 inches, would make for good large outdoor flower pots. The depth allows for great water seepage to make sure your plants can live long lives. There are a couple different color options and it’s good to keep in mind that, over time, they will weather and begin to become even more unique. If these are kissing the creative parts of your brain, click here to learn more.


Mesa Large Garden Planter

One thing which sort of screams modern is size. If you’ve got extra large plant pots, you can have some nice, striking plants which will draw plenty of attention. Combine that with a bit of minimalism and you’re looking at something sure to turn heads. The 30-inch pot can hold small shrubs, young trees or groups of flowers. I could see this being especially impressive with multiple types of flowers in varying colors. While this pot is available in multiple colors, each of those colors would stand up well to the brightness of flowers. Perhaps some red and blue flowers with some nice grasses would really make this pop. Apart from the size, the smooth face and rounded edges truly bring some class and modern style to the table. For more on this piece, click here.


Garden Anywhere Vertical System

I really like pieces which are unique, and such is the case with the Garden Anywhere Vertical System. Its design saves floor space while giving life to a wall which might otherwise be a bit drab. The fiber cement used for the shape has a great color and smoothness which speaks to a modern element. Additionally, the material used is lighter than your standard sort of cement, so moving it around shouldn’t be all that bad. At more than three feet tall, weighing 114 pounds isn’t much of an issue. While it would look nice with greens in it, I think flowers would be an incredible option for this planter. You could even add some functionality to it by using it as a herb garden. In doing so, you make it useful as well as lovely. If height is something you need in your life, learn more about this here.


Trough Garden Bench

This planter sort of takes it into the opposite direction, to some extent. What good is a bench you can’t sit on? Though, I suppose when it comes to the Trough Garden Bench, the answer to that depends on what you plant in it. Anything would like nice in this, but multiple types of grasses would actually make it able to be sat upon. It would be akin to sitting on the ground, with the soft, natural cushion of grass. The style, though, is interesting. In a way, it’s almost post-modern, like something you might see when nature has begun to once again creep into the modern world. It reminds me of a home which has been abandoned but still retains an inviting beauty to it in its peacefulness. This bench, if cultivated correctly, could serve in a similar capacity. If not desired as a seating surface, this bench would look great with some color, though it’s important to note you shouldn’t plant anything which needs deep roots. No matter what you put in it, however, it will make a bold statement and bring something interesting to your outdoor space. Click here for more.


Going modern doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a great many options out there to achieve your goal. The nice thing about the “modern” style is that it isn’t necessarily anything specific. As seen in these examples, you can go with curves or straight lines, but minimalism is key. You don’t want extravagant designs or anything which might detract from the beauty which you can find within the planter. Embracing nature is a modern concept derived from an ancient love of life.

The Most Popular Outdoor Frog Decorations

The Most Popular Outdoor Frog Decorations

We all love getting the chance to deck out our gardens with things that we love, but also things that we think friends and relatives will like also. Which can often lead to some disagreement and flexibility needing in regard to what and how you kit out your garden.

Something everyone loves is a water feature. There’s fewer more soothing noises than hearing the sound of running water trickling through your garden, be that from the pond of an additional water feature like a fountain.

Fountain’s come in all different shapes and sizes. It’s a huge market with plenty of different niches and styles for each person - you will surely find something you like at the local DIY and garden store.

One of the best-loved themes in the market are frogs. The lovely little critters are like a mascot to the back garden. If you have a pond out in your backyard, you will likely have met some of these little guys. Check out some of our favourite frog ornaments for the garden below.


Bali Frog Water Fountain

A beautifully basic water fountain, this Bali Frog fountain is small but classic looking. The space at the bottom below the frog fountain is a place for plants and shrubbery, and while the water is held there too, this offers the perfect opportunity to feed your plants and leave you doing little, too! The water comes from the frog’s mouth, with the decorative number here shown to be sat next to a door in the back garden, but this could also be used anywhere else around the home. The recirculation of water independently means that no plumbing is needed, all you need to be able to do is plug it into a power circulation close to the placement. Designed and manufactured in the USA, this fibre-reinforced stone is available in a whole multitude of colours, meaning that it would suit almost any home, regardless of colour scheme.


Zen III Garden Water Fountain

We love this style of fountain because it’s a little different from any others. The frogs on this ornament are towards the bottom, and just look at how cool they look! The three frogs are clearly in a state of zen - hence why this fountain is called Zen 3 - and it’s a unique and cool change from other frog ornaments for the garden. The fountain above the frogs is also really neat, and while there’s nothing too exciting about the rounded bowl, this only adds to how cool the frogs below look. Similar to the fountain above, this piece doesn’t need any internal plumbing, it can act independently of a water supply if loaded with water and given additional power. There’s a wide selection of colours available to choose from, yet I would argue the colour chosen in this picture is the best for most gardens.


Frog Metal Fountain

I was really excited by looking at this frog ornament and I’m sure you can see why. This is completely different compared to the two pieces above, but it’s also a unique is style to a lot of the other fountains on the market. The rustic look really suits this style, and the colours that you can see within the frog are original while still looking appropriate to the actual colour of the animal. The water from this fountain squirts from the mouth onto an open lotus leaf which funnels the water through the brown bowl that the frog sits on. The ultimately vibrant style in which this ornament is would only suit certain people. It’s not a classic look but still looks classy in itself. This small and light ornament can be picked up and moved around (it only weighs 7lbs) and could also be used inside the house or greenhouse area. The recirculating pump is included in the fountain and does not need external plumbing.


Checkmate Cast Stone Garden Statue

This is a cute and classy little number that will be popular with older generations who are looking for some classic character in their garden statues and ornaments, while still looking homely and smart. These two sweet guys are playing each other at chess and by the looks of things, one of them is clearly losing. This would fit in fantastically with a perfectly kept garden. I can imagine it sitting below some beautiful hanging pots in and complementing other ornaments across the garden scenery. The awesome craftsmanship and detail on this piece will leave a great mark on your garden. I think you would be able to easily imagine this within your own garden leaving it with a classic look throughout.


Bumbershoot Frog Cast Stone Garden Statue

The final ornament here is another classic looking piece in a similar vein to the one above. This frog, caught in the rain, unfortunately, seems to be sporting an umbrella and rain cap and would fit naturally in its classic habitat next to a pond or near some plants on a mound of soil. The material of the frog is made to weather naturally in the rain, giving this piece a classic and worn look that looks good outdoors, as opposed to something that rusts or changes colour unnaturally over time. Available in a range of colours all complimenting the outdoors perfectly, I think this piece would fit naturally in any frog-lovers back garden. A timeless piece.


If you’re indeed someone who loves frogs and the amphibious side of the animal kingdom, you’ll be left delighted with some of the cooler options we’ve had above. Whether it is a fountain you’re looking for or merely a small statue to reflect your love for frogs, there’s something above for almost any palate. Why not introduce these frogs to your own environment soon and begin your collection in style? Whether it’s next to a flowerbed or on the side of your pond, there’s always somewhere to stick these little green fellows. Add a little character to your beautiful back garden.  


Choosing the Right Outdoor Fireplace

Choosing the Right Outdoor Fireplace

Few things in life are as enjoyable as a warm fire under a starry sky. Bringing this into your backyard isn’t something that has to be a big challenge, but here is much to consider when looking for an outdoor fireplace. Yes, aesthetic is a big part, but the most important, I would argue, is the fuel type. Do you want something that burns clean but may cost more? Are you looking for something natural and classic? Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re ready to light things up for yourself.




More and more vehicles are starting to use ethanol, which is a great thing for the environment. The same can be said for having an ethanol fireplace in your home. There are some great benefits to using ethanol. Unlike some of the more traditional fuels, ethanol only produces heat, carbon dioxide and steam. This means you won’t be dealing with smoke, which is a complaint I often have with something like a wood-burning fire pit. And, since you’re not dealing with wood, you also won’t be dealing with ashes or having to find a place to store all that extra fuel until it’s ready to be burned. Some of the best parts of the wood-burning experience, however, are lost in the switch to an ethanol-based heat source. Ethanol doesn’t make some of the satisfying sounds you get from wood. No more crackles and pops on a still night. I suppose this could serve as a positive to some, but not for me. Also, you’re not going to feel as much heat from an ethanol fireplace. More traditional fuels put out significantly more heat, so you can consider an ethanol fireplace to be a little more about form over function. If ethanol sounds right for you, here’s a modern fireplace you can use to class up your deck.




Old faithful. There’s a lot to love about wood. A wood-burning fireplace is classic. There’s something warm and inviting about the scent of burning wood. There are an incredible amount of varieties with their own scents and smokes. It gives off great heat to keep comfortable on a cool night. Not to mention it’s completely natural and is the cheapest of all your fuel options. Wood, though, does have its downsides. In many situations it needs to be handled and chopped to size. Storage of the unused fuel can be a space issue. It leaves quite a bit of cleanup when it’s done. And, without a good fireplace, you’ll find yourself dealing with more smoke than you may like. I’ve also found getting a wood-burning situation started to be a little more time consuming than other options, but some people would consider that part of the fun. Even with all that, though, the nostalgia of sitting beside a wood-burning fire cannot be denied. The crackles and pops of the wood as the flames eat through it are transcendent, taking anybody in its presence to a place where ranch hands gather around after a hard day of work before heading in for the night. Wood and fire is as basic and beautiful experience as one can get, so long as you’re okay with handling its downsides. For an epic wood experience, give this rustic chiminea a look.




Hank Hill’s favorite fuel isn’t just for cooking. Propane has been a standard in homes for nearly a century, powering furnaces, stoves, ovens and, yes, fireplaces. Setting up an outdoor propane fireplace isn’t especially difficult, depending on the model, but is it something that will work for you? Unlike wood, getting your propane fire started is wildly simple, typically done by flipping a switch. When you’re done, you flip it right back and it’s all over. There’s no clean up or any sort of fuss needed. Propane is also a good source of heat. Unlike ethanol, propane will have no issue keeping you warm without requiring you to be right up against the flames. One of the biggest downsides to propane is, in fact, its origin. Wood and ethanol are derived from renewable resources, wood being from trees (obviously) and ethanol being a bio-fuel created from plants. Propane, on the other hand, is a fossil fuel, made as a byproduct natural gas processing and petroleum refining. As such, it’s not particularly good for the environment, and it will cost you a bit more than other fuel types. If you’re willing to give propane a chance, this elegant fire table might be just what you need.


Natural Gas


Natural gas has one major thing going for it: No fuss, no muss. If you’ve got a natural gas line available going into your home and you can have it run to a fireplace in your backyard, you’ve got it made. There is no storage of fuel, either in tanks or piles. You won’t need to clean anything up when you’re doing using it. It even gives off a fair amount of heat for those chilly nights. It’s also cheaper than propane and more convenient than the other fuel types. There are some issues, however, when dealing with natural gas. It does need to be pumped into your house. If you don’t have a natural gas line coming onto your property, you will need to have one installed. Also, like propane, natural gas is a fossil fuel, propane, in fact, being one of the byproducts of processing it. Additionally, burning natural gas is not good for the environment. It releases all kinds of greenhouse gasses which have been linked to global climate change. The ease of it, however, cannot be denied. The idea of walking onto your back patio, flipping a switch and enjoying a lovely evening by a sleek fireplace is incredibly tempting. Sound like your dream situation? Check out this beauty.


As with everything, there is an upside and a downside to whichever fuel you may choose for your outdoor fireplace. You’re going to find what is likely your most rewarding experience with a great wood-burning fireplace, particularly one that can keep the smoke out of your eyes. If you’re looking for simplicity, perhaps one of the gas options might work for you. Ethanol is great if you’re looking for pure aesthetics, since it is the least warm of the bunch. It all comes down to what you’re willing to do to get exactly what you want. Best of luck.

Bring Some Serious Zen to Your Outdoor Living Space

Bring Some Serious Zen to Your Outdoor Living Space

Sometimes all you need in your day is a little serenity. Achieving this in your own backyard doesn’t need to be difficult. Adding appropriate statues can help bring a sense of Zen to your outdoor living space. Including a water feature can help you in your relaxation and meditation, as water sounds are often used to achieve deeper levels of calm. We’ve got some suggestions for items you can use to transform your backyard into a place you can work to reach Nirvana.


Zen III Garden Water Fountain


Featuring three frogs in the familiar Lotus Pose, this piece is both playful and productive. Placing the 18-inch tall Zen III Garden Water Fountain in your garden or wherever you may choose to do your outdoor meditation will almost certainly help guide your efforts with the calming sound of water as it flows twice over. Thanks to its relatively small size, this fountain can work in a multitude of locations, though you’ll want to keep it away from anything too tall, as to avoid covering the amphibians holding up the 20.5-inch basin. I could see this working very well in the middle of a circle of fragrant flowers, with a comfortable bench or seating area nearby. If this piece is calling to you, hop over here.


Cubist Floor Fountain


When I first saw the Cubist Floor Fountain, I was swept away to a Japanese temple. Quiet and calm, with stones and cascading water, this fountain is an impressive sight. Standing at nearly three feet tall, the fountain features straight lines with water bubbling from a large center column. It flows down the face of the column onto river stones in a wide, beveled basin below. The design gives it a smooth sound, as opposed to a fountain in which the water moves through streams. Thanks to the inclusion of the stones, the water constantly moves through different patterns, never quite sounding the same. Since it is designed for both indoor or outdoor use, the Cubist Floor Fountain can go absolutely anywhere you want to add a little bit of Zen. To add this piece to your meditation space, click here.


Low Zen Sphere Garden Water Fountain


Don’t let the short stature of this fountain fool you, because what it lacks in height, it makes up for in calming qualities. After water emerges from the top of the large sphere in the middle of the nearly 40-inch basin, it flows along the sides, gently kissing the surface of the liquid below before again making the journey. This process is not different from the Buddhist concept of reincarnation, which is something on which you can meditate as you enjoy the sight and sound of this beautiful fountain. Placed in a clear area of your yard, or even in the middle of your patio, the Low Zen Sphere Garden Water Fountain makes an eye-catching addition to any outdoor relaxation space. Find out more here.


Buddha Head Garden Statue


Sometimes having the right scenery is all you need to set the mood and get a good Zen feeling going. This Buddha Head Garden Statue is so intricately designed one might think it came straight from a Buddhist temple in India. With its closed eyes, the Buddha statue evokes a calming sense of peace. One or more of these would make a great addition to a garden deck. I can picture two of these on the corner of a deck, flanking a circle of pillows on which you and your guests can sit and relax, meditating over the day’s happenings. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, click here.


Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain


If you’re digging the Buddha Head Garden Statue but want to kick it up a notch, this incredible piece is right up your alley. It is striking in both its size and symmetry. The intricately made Buddha head makes its return in the middle of a 75-inch basin, which features 12 platforms symmetrically placed across its surface. This is something designed to withstand the test of time, both in its construction and its style. Placed in a lush green area, or something that stands as a contrast to one of the incredible color options offered, the Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain is sure to catch every eye that turns its way. Thanks to the water sounds and Zen style, this fountain will help you achieve whichever state of relaxation you desire. If you long to make an impression, on others or yourself, find out more here.


Yoga Dog Cast Stone Garden Statue


What better example of calm and serenity is there than the loyal dog? During play times, they may be loud and happy as they run around, but so do we all. When the time comes, though, a good dog will relax with you and stay by your side. The Yoga Dog Cast Stone Garden Statue pays tribute to man’s best friend, featuring a relaxed pup in a pose similar to the Burmese meditation position. With a smile on his face, the dog inspires calm, happy feelings, and at its small stature, it will fit anywhere you need it. If you need more of man’s best friend, click here.


Yoga Cat Cast Stone Garden Statue


Not to be forgotten is the more fickle of man’s companions, the cat. The Yoga Cat Cast Stone Garden Statue features a flexible feline, reaching into the air while sitting in the full lotus pose. Much like their canine counterparts, cats can be feisty. In my experience, however, they are most often found relaxing, lounging in a ray of sunlight or balancing atop a tall structure. Fickle though they may be, cats are calm and collected, almost as though they are in a constant meditative trance. Just be sure to keep them away from the catnip. If the feline style is calling to you, click here.


Whether abstract or artistic, fluid or static, adding something a little extra to your outdoor spaces can help you reach the Zen style you may aim to achieve. Bringing in a statue or water feature is a great way to help your small part of the world feel much more calming than the one outside, it doesn’t matter if you’re aiming for aesthetics or trying to hit those deeper levels of meditation. Keep these things in mind as you continue to shape your world into whatever you may wish it to be.