ARTHUR MEN­NIGKE’S TIPS

South African Garden and Home - - Sculpture In The Garden -

Choose one good piece rather than sev­eral smaller ones and buy the best that you can af­ford.

Let the sculp­ture speak for it­self. Don’t over­crowd it.

If ap­pro­pri­ate, light it up softly at night.

Plant ac­cord­ing to the sculp­ture. For ex­am­ple, if it’s a fish you could use Euphor­bia tiru­calli to sim­u­late co­ral; if it’s an ele­phant, choose large leafed, indige­nous plants to place around it rather than plants such as roses.

Place a sculp­ture in the fore­ground to cre­ate depth in the gar­den.

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