definition of ornamentation: "the action of decorating something or making it more elaborate."
Otherwise put, an activity dear to my heart! :)
There's a fine art to ornamentation tho and I'm sure there are times I ride the line between "tasteful" and "too much."
Easy to do when you find the hunt for "gardenalia" as enjoyable a hobby as gardening itself!
"Close the gate" plaque & zinc thermometer by Terrain.
I'm partial to vintage items and like to tuck them in and around the plants.
Never subscribing to a philosophy of "less is more" but rather
adhering to a careful (believe it or not even strict) placement of pieces....
Above: vintage steam grate acting as a plant support to Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant.'
No longer visible by mid summer!
All designed to enhance the garden, not detract from it.
Many of these pieces are rotated in and out as the seasons or blooms change.
Obviously, the garden can hold more during the verdant lushness of summer.
Whereas the bare "bones" of winter expose an altogether less picturesque appearance (dare I say bordering on "junky??!!) That's when much of the ornamentation here is pulled & stored for the following season.
Birds; a most beautiful & sought after ornamentation. Above: Yellow warbler.
Now I'm wondering where you fall in the scope of garden ornamentation?? "Never enough" or "not for me????"