Adding Fun and Personality to the Landscape

Creating an outdoor space that's right for you may not only be about choosing the right hardscaping, trees, shrubs and perennials. See how our readers put a personal stamp on their gardens.

Photo By: DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Truck Garden

The focal point of this water feature is a 1949 Studebaker truck, which lends its bed for plants and its tailgate for a waterfall. Posted by RMSer redavanti.

Safe From Predators

The raccoons and great blue herons in RMSer On-the-east-twin's garden get a surprise with this water feature: The fish are fake.

Personality Plus

RMSer KatG's "cranium family" poses in her garden.

Tops in Topiary

Gardener and artist Pearl Fryar takes pruning to an art form that dazzles visitors to his yard. Animals, abstract forms and even brains serve as inspiration for his sculptures.

Life on the Farm

In cottage and country garden settings, simple farm animal figures, such as these inquisitive-looking piglets, add humor to the informal setting.

Dinosaurs in the Garden

A sheet-metal T-Rex reigns in this garden, posted by RMSer bloodparrot.

Haute Cuisine

Meanwhile, these herbivores appear to be lunching on the canopy. Posted by RMSer bloodparrot.

Just Grazing

This dinosaur sticks with ground-level vegetation. Posted by RMSer bloodparrot.

"I Don't Think Anybody Can See Us"

Some of the dinosaurs in the garden try to be subtle. Posted by RMSer bloodparrot.