Spring is here. It's time to get busy in the gardens. If you're tired of the same old look throughout your yard, it might be time to add a bit of whimsy. What is whimsy, you ask? It's a word that means playful or amusing—the perfect description for an inviting garden. If you're not sure where to start to create your whimsical garden, here are some simple ideas to help get your creative juices flowing.

Choose the Location

Before you get started on your garden, you need to plan a location. If you're going for a whimsical feel, you should choose a location that blends openness and seclusion. How do you blend those two ideas? You choose an area of the yard that is easily accessible but that has at least one wall you can use to create the feeling of seclusion. When considering the wall, remember that it doesn't have to be an actual wall. It can be a wall of shrubbery or even a tall fence.

Decide on a Theme

Once you've chosen the location, it will be time to decide on a theme. While whimsical may seem like a theme, it's actually just the foundation for your creativity. For your theme, think fairy garden, farm animals or even garden gnomes. Let your imagination help you choose your theme.

Add Some Color

While you're creating your whimsical garden, it's important to remember the color. You'll want to add some splashes of color throughout the area. The color can come from the flowers you plant or from the decorations you use to incorporate your theme. For instance, if you've chosen animals as your theme, you can add colorful aluminum yard art to your garden. The great thing about the aluminum yard art is that it will stand up to just about any type of weather. That means you won't have to worry about wind or rain ruining the look of your garden.

Make it Inviting

If you're going to be spending a lot of time in your garden, make it an extension of your living space by creating an inviting atmosphere. You can set a small table and chairs in the corner of the garden to create the perfect place for an early morning cup of tea or coffee.

Your garden doesn't have to be boring. Add a touch of whimsy to your yard by using the suggestions provided here to create the perfect garden. To get started, check out companies like Outdoor Living At Saratoga.