No matter how small your landscape, there's always room to daydream.
Running water is a soothing sound.
- Water, even a small pond, can conjure escapes. Still water reflects the sky and adds depth and dimension. If stocked with fish, the pond creates another point of interest.
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- Place a conversation centerpiece in the gathering area, such as a fireplace, a nifty piece of garden art, or even a sculpture made by you or your kids.
- Set a gazing globe where you can see it and the distorted reflection of the landscape.
- Use some running water in the landscape. A waterfall is pleasant to watch and listen to. If you hide the source of the trickling, it creates an impression that there's more landscape out there.
- Create one or two focal points (a birdbath, artwork, or attractive plant) for each seating area.
- Attract wildlife to make the space more entertaining. Lure squirrels and birds by feeding them, furnishing water or a birdbath, and providing cover.
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