If the term "garden ornament" conjures up either tasteless displays or pomp and pretension, this book is sure to change your way of thinking. Decorate Your Garden takes a fresh look at garden ornamentation, presenting a host of ideas that are elegant, imaginative, achievable, and affordable. Mary Keen shows that ornament, whether formal or whimsical, can be anything from an elaborate topiary to a favorite doorstop. She demonstrates how garden buildings can be fashioned from inexpensive materials and made welcoming with a flourish of plantings; that containers need not be expensive creations but ordinary terracottas arranged with flair; and that tables and chairs can be painted or restored so that they are ornamental features in their own right. Keen is an expert at contriving simple, artistic touches that transform a garden into a place of interest and enchantment; drawing on her considerable gardening skills, she also shows how to create drama with massed plantings and eye-catching color combinations. Enhanced with 250 color photos that capture every effect, this is both a visual feast and a rich source of inspiration for every gardener. Mary Keen�s books include Creating a Garden and Garden Border Book.