We’re never going to outdo Mother Nature when it comes to making our outdoor spaces beautiful, but there are a few accessories that will make the garden even more special when it’s time to put down the rake and hoe and invite some people over to relax and smell the roses. Start with some mood lighting in the form of a lantern, much nicer than a harsh porch light and a little brighter than lightning bugs. Swigging a beer or soda from the container certainly works when you’re pulling weeds and mowing grass, but when it comes time to entertain, bring out the good glassware. These tumblers and pitcher etched with a dragonfly design are made from 100-percent recycled glass, perfect for lemonade or maybe sangria. Manufacturers often mimic nature in their designs such as this tray designed with a hydrangea. The tray is laminated to guard against tipped over glasses or a sudden sprinkle. A live boxwood ball in a pot is easy to maintain with a spritz of water once a month.
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