SETTING THESAURUS

FLOWER GARDEN



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Meandering step stone paths with gravel or dirt between the slabs
Bricks or stones sinking into the ground
Mulched beds with decorative borders made of rocks, bricks, border plants, conch shells, wooden beams, or manufactured materials
Patches of colorful flowers (roses, marigolds, daylilies, daffodils, nasturtiums, snapdragons, flox, asters, coneflowers, peonies, irises, black-eyed Susans)
Rows or patches of flowers separated by ground cover plants
A breeze gently stirring the ornamental grasses (fountain grass, sea oats, blue fescue, pampasgrass, liriope)
Large decorative stones
A bird bath
Flowering herbs such as anise, feverfew, lavender, rue, yarrow, and thai basil
A stone or wooden bench for resting
Patio furniture
Flowering trees
An arch covered in vines and creeping flowers
Plants growing in interesting planters (urns, buckets, tin cans, old pots, hollowed-out logs, a rusty wheelbarrow)
Butterflies and bees flitting between blossoms
A stone wall or wooden fence surrounding the garden
Ladybugs crawling over leaves
Beetles ambling over the soil
Lizards darting between plants
Mounded ant piles
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