Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
These are spectacular living garden decorations and structures to DIY on your own backyard. While many will take time because the plants will need to grow into the forms and shapes of the structures.
But, once they do, they are marvelous to look at.
So, if you’re looking for a way to add living décor to your garden or yard, see if you can find something that fits your liking below.
Captivating Living Garden Decorations & Structures to DIY
You can grow this living wall indoors or outdoors. And, whichever way you choose to go, it will create a lovely backdrop and focal point for that section.
Living walls are best populated by thick, dense foliage plants. You can use dark green ones or a combination of different shades of green works just as well.
Colorful Flower Tunnel
One of the most amazing living garden structures you’ll ever get to experience is going through a flower tunnel.
The more filled and colorful it is, the more mesmerizing it will look especially from the inside.
To create such a lovely effect, you will need some kind of long arch which will provide the structure for the vining plants to take shape. After that, it is all about choosing the color and flowering vine to use.
Then wait. Patience is key here as it will take time for the flower tunnel to take shape.
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Pergolas and Vines
Pergolas make for a beautiful backdrop for vining and trailing plants because they allow them to take different shapes.
As the plants find their way through the different openings in the pergola, you’ll see all sorts of formations come about.
And, the deeper or brighter the colors of the flowers, the more magnificent it will look.
Simple yet beautiful. This is yet another flower tunnel. But, with a different shape and blooms. You also have the paved concrete path.
Flower tunnels are amazing if they can stretch for a certain distance. This will allow it to create something wonderful on top as well as underneath.
Grassy Garden Pathway
While the most showy living garden decorations are often on structures or walls, there are other ways to create lovely decorations in your garden.
One example is with grass and ground cover. Here, the thick, mossy grass covers some parts of the stepping stones and combines amazingly with the purple border and shrubs around it.
As such, you can do something similar and create a wonderland of beautiful things in your garden.
Flower obelisks are among the most beautiful living garden decorations and structures to DIY. And, you don’t need a lot of room.
Because you’re forming a cone-like structure, the only space you’ll be using is the round or square plot where you’re growing the plants.
This makes them perfect for small garden landscaping. Plus, they add a wonderful vertical piece to your yard.
Vining plants work amazing on different structures be it pergolas, arbors, arches or trellises. Such is a great example, with the design taking you somewhere like the Italian countryside.
This is a great way to spruce up your yard or the side of your house that’s near your garden.
Outdoor Wall Garden
Above, we saw how stunning an indoor plant wall looks. This time, you have an assortment of different foliage plants that inhabit this outdoor living wall.
This amazing vertical garden will always be unique since only you will have such a specific combination of plants. And, as we know, no two plants ever grow to look the same.
Flower arches are often used for outdoor weddings. But, they’re likewise very popular in garden settings because of their beauty.
Unlike tunnels, you can limit the length of the arch so that it doesn’t go as long as a tunnel would.
And, because of its nature, the flowers don’t need to be dense to cover most of the arch either. The structure is just there to create the form to which the plants grow onto.
This is a good alternative to flower tunnels if you prefer greenery to florals. Here, foliage will dominate instead of blooms.
And, you’ll likely see shades of green and yellow, plus every hue in between especially as the seasons change.
The one thing you’ll need to know is that leaves do shed a lot more that flowers do. So, do expect to sweep a bit more especially when fall comes around.
Flower from Overhead
Dense, overhead florals are always an amazing sight to behold. And such is the case here.
The good news is, you can create this same look with any kind of entryway where you can grow plants from above.
How thick or dense the florals will be will depend on how much space there is on top and what kind of flowers you choose. But, given time, it should be able to grow into something spectacular.
Besides flowers and vines, you can also use other plants to create different structures in your garden. This willow fence gives you something unique and completely different from what anyone else will have.
While your neighbors have wooden fences, you can stand out with this awesome creation.
And, it doesn’t cost a thing!
If you like roses and other bright, colorful flowering plants, then setting up a trellis in any blank section of your garden is a great idea.
This will allow climbers to scale the structure. And soon enough, you’ll see it cover most of the trellis to create a spectacular living décor.
- Living Wall – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/985231158510880/
- Colorful Flower Tunnel – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/424816177320550373/
- Pergolas and Vines – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AcLskhU4JsXoVpT18465pzzo5gQQdXvFYvD8vSKdUr0YaVipN9b4ac0/
- Flower Tunnel – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/68187381843634365/
- Grassy Garden Pathway – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/563018692270387/
- Flower Obelisk – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/40039884177611304/
- Vining Plants – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/24699497942913178/
- Outdoor Wall Garden – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/324962929348954762/
- Flower Arches – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/3729612179038451/
- Tree Tunnel – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/3307399715039012/
- Flower from Overhead – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/408138784952594360/
- Vining Trellis – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/462463455490780654/