The Joys of Yard Art

The Joys of Yard Art

I can’t believe it. I have yard art in my back yard! In case you are wondering what is yard art, I will try to give you a quick definition. Yard art is decorative accessories for your yard that can come in many forms and mediums. Often times you will see a statue of St. Francis in someone’s garden, or perhaps a reflection ball. Both are nice and often have symbolic meaning for those who enjoy them in their yard.  I have always enjoyed yard art in other people’s yards, but never really saw myself spending hard-earned money on something as silly as yard art.

I have worked for 17 years on a large shade garden in my backyard. The work is hard, but I love the colors and textures that bloom every year. Red bud trees, bleeding hearts, hostas , impatiens, and even wild strawberries bring color to the dark green of the shade garden. I love the preparation of clearing the garden every year for new growth. But who would have known that I would make way for metallic ants!

I tried being conservative, placing a bird bath just so in my garden. But frankly, it was kind of boring. I really wanted something cute, something that would start a conversation to those who visit my backyard. Yesterday when I added my new yard art my neighbors had to come see what it was–already a conversation starter!


About the Author

Tammy Monjaras serves as the director of the customer satisfaction division. As an avid reader, she loves speaking to customers about the latest books Franciscan Media offers. Tammy is a native Texan but has called Cincinnati home for the past 15 years with her husband, Richard, children and grandchildren.