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Buddha Art for Your Outdoor Living Space

Buddhism is an ancient religion that goes far beyond believing in an all-powerful being and an afterlife. Buddhists strive for morality, mindfulness, awareness, and understanding, and the practice is more a way of life than a belief system. Regardless of which religion you were born into, incorporating certain aspects of Buddhism into your daily life could create a path towards a happier life and what better way to do that than to have symbols of it around your home and yard. Whether you are searching for a state of enlightenment or are simply appreciative of the beauty of Buddha, there is no denying that the addition of art inspired by the ancient symbol would be a lovely touch to your outdoor oasis.

Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain

The sound of trickling water is enough to make anyone feel more peaceful, especially with this gorgeous stone fountain that will have you wanting to stay outside all day looking at and listening to it.  The detailed features of a serene Buddha will instantly relax you and the intricacy of the lotus flowers will have you discovering new elements of beauty every time you see it. The sound of the trickling water is sure to bring a zen atmosphere into your outdoor space It features a flat back which makes it perfect for a wall fountain. The sturdy structure is made of glass fiber reinforced concrete so this beautiful 50” ornament will be a focal point in your garden for years to come, and the flat back makes it perfect to situate anywhere in your yard! Have a specific color scheme in mind whilst redecorating your space? No problem. This outdoor fountain is available in 35 acrylic colors and stains so you can be sure to find the perfect shade to compliment the rest of your décor.

Buddha Head Garden Statue

If you’re looking for a piece to fill an empty corner or sit atop a vacant decorative cinder block then look no further. This timeless 30” piece is made of the finest materials and will be durable enough to last through the decade! Crafted from durable glass fiber reinforced concrete it will survive through cold, heat and stormy weather. Available in and large array of colors, it would be the perfect addition to a fountain, rock garden or deck, and the exquisite detail in this Buddha statue will have your backyard guests fawning over it for parties to come. Allow the presence of the Buddha statue to wash a sense of serenity over you and your guests while you enjoy your backyard paradise.

Extra Large Buddha Head Garden Sculpture

If you love the idea of the previously explained Buddha Head Garden Statue but you’ve got a much larger space to fill in your yard then this may be exactly what you’re looking for. Similar in structure and extensive detail, this Buddha stands at a whopping 72” but is made from a material lighter than concrete called fiber stone resin. It also features a gorgeous finish and the same large variety of colors available for the smaller version. This will truly be a statement piece for your home and will bring the wow-factor when guests come over, leaving them talking about it long after they’ve left. If this doesn’t say that this is a place of tranquility and comfort I don’t know what does!

Buddha Head Water Fountain

On a blistering hot summer day sometimes all you want to do is dump a bucket of cool water over your head. If you’re looking for another effective way to cool off then this stunning Buddha Head Water Fountain would be just the ticket! As the water flows from the top of the head, down the face and drips into the moat of water at the base of the structure you can imagine yourself in a cool lake far away from the stresses of life. This masterfully carved statue will attract everyone’s attention immediately, and the peaceful sound of the cascading water will put to rest any anxiety or worry of responsibilities. Made of extremely durable material, this fountain will outlast tradition case stone fountains and it is designed for outdoor use so it can weather nearly any conditions. At 40” high and 32” wide this piece would fit snugly in even the smallest of outdoor spaces, and with the beautiful details and calming sounds it emits you’ll want to make room! You can easily see why it is one of our top selling fountains.

Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain

One can never have too many outdoor fountains. Not only does the sound of running water create an atmosphere of serenity and relaxation, but it can also work as a kind of bird bath and attract such animals as birds and thirsty chipmunks and squirrels who want to stop by for a bath or a drink! This show-stopping piece would be the perfect addition to your yard, and its long-lasting artistry would keep the birds coming back to sing for years to come. No matter which of the large array of colors you choose, this Buddha fountain will stand out no matter what. At a length of 75” it would make a lovely center-piece in any garden and the flat back can be placed against any wall. Lose yourself in the extraordinary details, and forget about life’s troubles while you listen to the gentle flowing of water.

Whether you are looking for that final finishing detail in the Buddha Head Garden Statue or seeking out that truly stunning stand-out feature like the Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain, any of these pieces would complete your yard décor in a unique and striking way. Statues can be a wonderful talking point for your guests and can really pull together the rest of your design. Fountains are always a favorite as well due to the calming sounds they make, and even just being around a body of water seems to make people more relaxed. In the hustle and bustle of daily life it’s great to have a place to escape to, and any one of these five, beautifully crafted stone pieces would make a fantastic addition to your oasis.

Best Garden Planters for Small Spaces

Best Garden Planters for Small Spaces

Corner spaces just don’t get the attention it deserves sometimes, and if you’re concerned with optimizing space in a limited environment, growing a garden might seem like an impossible, or at least improbable, task. Whether your small available space is a balcony, porch, or at most a limited backyard, chances are you have a wall area that you can turn into a beautiful, well-designed garden for flowers, herbs, or vegetables that will not only brighten your living area but provide convenient and cheap food when you want something homegrown.


First, let’s take a look at some sturdy, well-designed outdoor compact garden systems, then we’ll dig into what flowers, herbs, and plants would work best in such an arrangement.


Making Space Where There is None


The Small Geo Planters comes in four sets, each square pot measures 8 inches length and 5.5" in height, these planters allow you to extend and expand your available planting space seamlessly. They also allow for a modern feel to your garden or house wherever you decide to put them. The planters are made from lightweight fiber cement that mimics the appearance and texture of cast stone without the heft and weight that comes with it.


Functionally, they are UV and frost resistant and come with pre-drilled drainage holes so you don’t have to worry about modifying the pieces once you receive them. They also help conserve the environment since these compact and space-saving planters are sourced from eco-friendly fiber cement, these materials makes them very durable and 25% less heavy than the traditional cast stones. 


If that’s a bit too small and you’re looking for something a bit more demure (if a solidly built planter set can be considered such), the Large Bois Garden Bench shares the lightweight fiber cement construction quality, placed in a sturdy metal frame that holds one large and two half-size planters for easy access to taller plants that might not fit in these compact systems. 


As promised, the Bench Set comes with pre-drilled holes for drainage, superior craftsmanship, and an industrial style that doesn’t take away from the beautiful plants you’re planning on growing. The Bench Set as a whole measure about 34"L x 15.75"W x 38.5"H and weighs 111 pounds total.


Deciding Which Greenery to Grow


Step one is going to be choosing your plants. Because different plants require different types of soil, sun exposure, and watering frequency, you’ll want to arrange them appropriately. Now, the capacity of the Garden Anywhere systems will limit you in some manner, depending on which system you choose, but when it comes to plants for a limited space garden, you still have a great deal of freedom.


Beautiful Growies


Flowers will bring a gorgeous burst of color to your balcony or porch, and depending on what you decide on, the scent of newly blooming flowers can make a world of difference to your mental and emotional state. Petunias are an excellent go-to for beginning gardeners. Blooming in a large variety of beautiful species, they tend to climb and hang over their planting space, helping you create a living wall of color. 


Most species of petunia thrive in full sun, though if it’s getting really toasty out there, the partial shade can ensure their survival in the hottest areas. As annuals, you should expect to replace them every so often, though there are some species that are classified as perennials.  Pure foliage plants are another great option, and many will provide that cascading effect as they grow into their planters. 


If you’re sitting pretty with full sun and a hot climate, Silver Falls Dichondra is a drought-resistant, hardy plant with beautiful, spidery silver leaves that thrive in well-drained soil. Once established, it can require weekly watering (more in extreme heat), and recovers quickly after a heatwave. If you’re working with more shade than you know what to do with, consider the Boston fern, a beautiful plant with a predilection for cool space, high humidity, and full to partial shade. 


By a quick daily soil check, make sure the soil is always damp, and if a dry wave hits, mist the plant to make sure it gets the humidity it needs. You’ll easily be able to tell if it’s too dry as the leaves will turn a telling yellow.


Delicious Herbal Goodness


Herbs are one of the top choices for a small, personal-sized garden because it puts some of the most essential cooking supplies right at hand. Many herbs will also smell fantastic, and right next to a window, you can enjoy a refreshing burst whenever the breeze blows just right. 


One of the top herbs for smaller planters is oregano. Oregano is a bit slower to grow than many others, but it’s a compact spreader, filling and establishing itself firmly in its planter. It grows best in full sun, thrives in poorer soil, and requires good drainage. It’s fairly heat resistant as well.


Lemon balm is an herb that produces a citrusy, minty scent when touched, and grows well in shade. When exposed to a good deal of light, it tends to get “leggy,” but it responds well when cut back, growing in twice as thick. The leaves are excellent for teas, fruits, salads, even fish preparation.


Delectable Vegetables


Would you believe that spinach is actually a strong contender for top dog among vertical vegetable gardening ideas? Preferring full sun and cooler temperatures, spinach grows quickly in fertile soil and should be planted in early spring after the frost, or if you’re in a frost-free region, it can thrive well in the winter. 


If you’re in a hotter region, consider chili plants! These vegetables grow happily in hot and sun-filled conditions as long as they are well-drained. Chili plants come in a wide variety of species and will tend to drape and spread, giving you the benefit of coverage and food production.


Got a Black Thumb? No Worries!


If you tend to have trouble growing plants, consider succulents. A species like Sempervivum are made to thrive in hostile climes and because it’s such a cute little plant, it will spread and establish itself in a compact space planter quite well. Sedum works hard as well and comes in a large variety of species, so you can get the bits of color you want without a need for excessive care.


As always, investigate and research your planting choices before choosing what you’re going to grow. Your local garden center can help you find exactly what you need to fit your needs and desires. Good luck and happy growing!