Metal Garden Gazebos: Perfect Form and Function
We all want an iconic piece of garden furniture or decoration which not only creates a statement, but also provides an oasis away from our busy lives. Whether you use traditional landscaping or enjoy a wilderness of color and scent in your back yard, metal garden gazebos can bring a whole new world into your outdoor landscape. Here are some of the best ways to implement a well-built metal garden gazebo.
A gazebo of any kind is a great way to define a garden or yard space. You can make it the focal point of your garden, or you can tuck it away in a corner somewhere to make a nice little nook or hideaway. Wooden gazebos may or may not have a floor or raised platform, which further defines the space within.
A metal gazebo is more likely to simply be an overarching structure which is set up directly in the grass. You can make the space within an open grassy space, with garden foliage around the outside, or you can set up a table and chairs inside, with or without small bushes and flowers, while the garden around is either clear or cozily walled in by more bushes and trees.
Shade and Vines
One of the great things about a metal garden gazebo is its sturdy structure. You can plant vines all around it, and form a beautiful shady place to read a book or visit with friends or listen to audio books while doing projects or handiwork. Metal gazebos are especially suited for vine growth because often the gazebo has a swirly, artistic vine shape to begin with and melts nicely to the background of leafy beauty. A series of metal gazebos can be set up in a row, with vines covering all of them, and it can form covered arch walkways, or an outdoor dining room for a long table.
Lights and Outdoor Events
One of the best ways to set up a metal gazebo, in addition to covering it with beautiful, flowering vines or honeysuckle, is to run lights through the bars. White Christmas lights or solar outdoor warm white lights are beautiful when strung along the bars of a metal gazebo. You can even artistically drape the lights down in bowers of draped light strings over an outdoor dining space, making it particularly magical. Lights and dark green leafy evergreen vines makes a perfect combination for year-round partying and enjoyment.