Has it already been four weeks since my last post? We’ve been in the heart of one of our busiest times in the year, when each moment is filled with researching, concepting, drafting, permitting, and estimating. It’s a lot of work, but a bonus is being able to go on site visits on perfect summer days. We must enjoy it now since in a handful of months we’ll be doing site visits in the snow and freezing temperatures.

In the midst of all the insanity at work, I remembered that gardening and design is fun. It’s not all drainage patterns and sun/shade evaluations. Sometimes we get to design tree houses, children’s gardens, and sculpture gardens. Adding art, or a touch of whimsy, to your garden says a lot about a person and gives your garden personality. There’s no need to go overboard, but a gazing ball, sculpture, hidden gnome, bird house, or whatever your decide, marks your garden as distinctly your own. Not to mention that they bring a smile to your face and if your garden isn’t making you happy then what’s the point?

At Scott Byron & Co., we don’t typically choose your garden art, but we will help you by designing an appropriate place for it and helping you place it. Here are some of my favorite artful moments that I’ve seen while working at SBC.