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Homegrown Hint: Garden Focal Point

Looking to add a bit of charm to your garden bed? Consider adding a water feature or wind chimes.

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One of the best ways to hide a vegetable garden in your landscape is to add a focal point that draws the eye to the design rather than to the individual plant type. A water fountain adds a great deal of charm to a garden bed, primarily by being unexpected. Wind chimes can be used all year long and be moved to different locations while adding pleasing sounds to the garden.

Bright colors and interesting sounds make garden design more appealing by adding another layer of depth that your don't usually see in a vegetable garden. A water fountain adds charm to a vegetable bed.

Most of us think of growing vegetables in a plain-looking garden, but we've shown that you can grown them in whatever space you have! There are so many architectural and fun elements you can add to your yard. Picking up a set of chimes while you're picking up tomato plants is a great idea -- the chimes will add their own pleasant sounds to the garden to harmonize with the sound of the fountain.

Chimes can be used all year long and are portable enough to be moved around the garden. Find garden decorations or architectural elements that suit your lifestyle and tastes -- your garden should be a place for relaxation, not just for work.

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