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Garden Gazebos For The Full Garden Experience

Aug 17, 2007
Imagine a beautiful garden, full of flowers and plant life kept perfectly healthy in its own carefully regulated ecosystem. Maybe there are garden ponds on each side of a bridge, or if the gardener has gone to the full extreme, maybe even koi ponds, filled with some of the most beautiful fish in existence.. But something is missing. What is that missing link that could tie everything together? For many avid garden enthusiasts, a truly remarkable garden is not complete without a garden gazebo.

For many hard working garden architects, a garden gazebo is the perfect way to accent your garden. Imagine being able to walk along a path between the koi pond and the bushel of flowers exploding in a bright rainbow array of colors. Maybe some more hedges, maybe some flowers and the appropriate cypress tree for shade, and then having a gazebo sitting right there, calling for you to sit down and rest, to enjoy everything around you without putting any more pressure on your feet. Its shade will be a welcome additional comfort, and its architecture will add that special touch to your garden, striking the balance between nature and humanity, a balance that is rarely caught with any type of success, making it all the more striking in that special garden. No matter what the environment of your garden, there is a garden gazebo out there just waiting to be the crowning touch to an otherwise almost perfect back yard garden.

In deciding on the right garden gazebo for you, one of the first choices that will have to be made is to choose your building material from wood, metal, or vinyl. Metal gives a long guarantee of sturdiness, though depending on the garden it can feel out of place and actually clash a little with the otherwise peaceful flow that you meant for the garden to create. Vinyl has a variety of plusses and minuses, and for vinyl gazebos there are a wide array of acceptable options, it just really depends on the specific gazebo in that case. Wood is by far and away the most common choice, and for very good reason: it goes with any natural environment. What type of wood is available generally depends on who you are buying from and what design you choose. Almost every dealer will at least have pine and cedar. Pine is the softest wood and complements surrounding evergreens for obvious reasons. Cedar is higher in overall sturdiness, is less prone to rot, and ages to a gray-brown. This is generally the most popular choice because of its combination of sturdiness and appearance.

A garden gazebo is not a new idea. Having gazebos or gazebo like structures in a garden has been seen for centuries. The elegance of a garden gazebo, and the ability to sit comfortably in the middle of a beautiful garden, made both extremely popular. Whether for showing off to other aristocracy, or for a young poet trying to find her muse, the garden gazebos were, and are, very popular, and for good reason. If you have an amazing garden, look at a garden gazebo. There is no better way to enjoy a beautiful garden than from within.
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Matt OConnor is a writer on http://www.gazeboresource.com and loves hanging about in his beautiful garden gazebo
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