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Concrete Lawn Ornaments

We are justly proud of our gardens and want our little bit of territory to be a peaceful haven, away from the outside world. Concrete lawn ornaments have become very popular in recent years. They can add elegance, fun or humor and the selection is very wide. Using concrete, as opposed to other materials, makes it affordable.

Statues, made from concrete, resin and brass, can fit in with any theme. They come in all shapes and sizes, some classical and some more contemporary. Animals or birds, such as flamingos and dolphins are firm family favorites. There are maritime subjects, including bearded sea captains, mermaids and lighthouses, all popular with coastal properties.

Great religious themes are explored in concrete lawn ornaments and many cultures are represented in Oriental statues, Italian statues and Greek goddesses. Oriental subjects are particularly sought after, especially Buddhas and Japanese pagodas. Statues of children and sports themes are favorites too. Sports include golf, hockey, and baseball. Native Americans are represented as chiefs and braves. Fishing scenes, with a grandfather or young boy holding a fishing rod, look good at the site of water features. Figures of authority are represented by fire fighters and police officers with props such as fire hydrants.

There is a long tradition of garden gnomes and their owners become very attached to them. Gnomes make terrific concrete lawn ornaments as a change to the usual plastic variety. Gnomes are seen relaxing under mushrooms, fishing or playing the accordion. The fantasy theme can be extended with statues of fairies. Concrete vegetables, such as pumpkins, can set the tone.

Gargoyles bring a Gothic atmosphere into the garden, perhaps suitable in a shady corner. A walled garden can make use of wall plaques with motifs like the sun, moon, flowers and angels. Stepping stones not only mark out a path but can also be a decorative concrete lawn ornament in their own right. They come in all sorts of shapes with scenes of birds, flowers and zodiac signs. They can also be in the style of tree bark.

Fountains made of concrete, resin and brass adds to the attraction. They come in one to four tier versions with different themes. Some of the most popular include cherubs, Belgium Boy, Lion Heads, and Oriental Dragons. Greek subjects include King Neptune and the goddess Venus. Some people prefer a concrete lawn ornament to be more contemporary and there are fountains of abstract shapes.