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Foliage is important, flowers are the spice, but statues add personality to your garden all through the seasons.

A few days ago, trudging through deep snow, I made my way to the potting shed, and peeked inside; my wicker chair was waiting for me; bright sun filled the space and I sat for a while enjoying the warmth. It felt good to be in the shed once again; our Connecticut winter was too long.

Everything was right where I left it: large and small clay pots, glazed green pots, old and new hoses, narrow rakes for getting in tight places and large leaf rakes, pointed and rounded shovels, an assortment of hand tools, and my favorite: statues.

In spring one of my pleasures is placing statues in the garden. The duck family and Peter Rabbit add whimsy to the kitchen garden. Others, like angels, are serene and bring peacefulness to flower beds. Garden walls and steps are ideal places for statues where they can be enjoyed while strolling or sitting.

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As you can see from the photographs, I change the location of some statues from year to year. This year I left the little girl standing spring, summer, fall and winter; she is made of cement and the harsh weather didn’t affect her.

Warmer temperatures are bringing rain to Connecticut today; I am hopeful it’s a sign. Soon a carpet of tiny, white bell flowers called snowdrops will cover the front borders welcoming spring.