Here’s my latest article for City Living Seattle:
Although garden art is not new, the concept of using non-organic pieces to make one’s garden aesthetically pleasing has really gained popularity in the last decade or so.
Whether they’re using brightly colored pots or installing a fountain, more people are investing time and money to beautify their yards.
There are a number of things that can be credited for this increase — one of which is the recession.
Jeannine James, assistant manager for West Seattle Nursery, said this is because people are staying home more and spending less on travel and vacations. As a result, they are nesting and using that travel money toward home improvements.
“They’re making their worlds beautiful,” she said. “They’re investing in themselves. I think it’s a great thing.”
Jim Honold, owner of Home & Garden Art in Ballard, said another reason for garden art’s recent rise in popularity could be people’s appreciation for individual identity. People want to cultivate a space of their own and create a safe haven.
“It’s also fun,” he added.
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