Ideas for Focal Points
Establish separate garden areas. One customer has an Elf garden– The roaming gnome and the Keebler elf live in tree trunks behind miniature arched doorways with peep holes. I think they help tend the nearby vegetable garden.
Another has a Japanese themed area marked by a large Gong with carved posts. Fences, gates, columns, arbors & hedges all provide space definition. A faux garden gate nestled in a short hedge will attract curiosity and create private areas.
Imagine a vine covered archway with a direct line of site from an indoor space. Find a small statue to place beyond the gateway, centered in that line of site, then light the item and gateway for an after hours focal point.
A bird bath and 3 blooming plants placed in the right location can draw butterflies, & birds. Living flower arrangements in attractive, colorful containers can decorate the entrance path to your front door or a back yard bench.