Add creative accents to your garden with colorful containers, artful objects, scene setting

Hypertufa containers (made from cement and other ingredients such as perlite) are gathered into an impromptu sculpture. A designer friend once told me that a home that lacks ornamentation simply lacks design. The same holds true in a garden or outdoor space. Accents and accessories add the extra dose of creativity and charm that enable a garden to take on a life of its own. Found items, personal treasures and ornamental objects not only provide structure, a sense of balance and dimensional ornamentation, they also contribute that artistic element of surprise and discovery that draws us in. Accents and accessories complete the picture with personal flair that makes any garden unique. And whether outdoor ornaments act as focal points or play a supporting role, the result is a cohesively beautiful space that beckons your attention. For example, a bronze sculpture or concrete statuary set amid ornamental grasses adds artistic interest, but when set on a pedestal, a grand fountain in the center of a courtyard or even the stability of a large pillar-shaped stone, the scene is elevated to a fantastic focal point of attraction. There are any number of small ornaments, from birdbaths and...

Cockatoo filmed destroying anti-bird spikes at shopping centre and throwing them to the ground: ‘I’m with this bird’

The bird in the city of Katoomba was filmed attacking and tearing down anti-bird spikes at a shopping centre appraently in a bid to let other birds in. window.adsContainer = {“positionAfterTitle”:{“code”:”Article_Desktop_300x250_Middle5_Rel_Newrev”,”isOrganicUserAd”:true},”positionBottom”:{“code”:”Article_Desktop_Sidebar_Bottom_Rel_Newrev”,”isOrganicUserAd”:true},”positionBottomRight”:{“code”:”Article_Desktop_300x250_After_Title_Rel_Newrev”,”isOrganicUserAd”:true}} ga(‘create’, ‘UA-67136960-15′, ‘auto’, ‘ads’); let gads_event; window.googletag.cmd.push(function() { window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener(‘slotRenderEnded’, function(event) { gads_event = event; ga(‘ads.send’, { hitType: ‘event’, eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), eventAction: ‘render’ }); }); window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener(‘slotOnload’, function(event) { ga(‘ads.send’, { hitType: ‘event’, eventCategory: event.slot.ge...