Garden accents are not the oldest tradition but they do stem from some pretty long history. With at least 23 engraved lines a 100,000 year old pebble is the worlds oldest known engraved object. When deciding where to place your garden accents remember that there was a long line of garden accents before yours.
A lot of garden art includes garden accents made from stone. It is the material that will withstand the elements more than any other material to be put in a garden. Having stones artistically placed in your garden can really add to the garden decor. Most modern cemetery monuments and markers are actually engraved by using sand or abrasive blasting.
Because stone in general has been around for, well, thousands of years there is no question that this material can withstand the elements and time, to a certain extent. To have long lasting gifts in the form of garden accents, engraving them makes a message last much longer.
Garden accents can be made from river rocks mainly because they already have a nice shape and texture from the river water running over them for long periods of time. Being able to give someone a gift that will withstand the elements can give that much more meaning to the gift of garden decorations.
Because keeping an attractive garden is a past time in the United States it is easy to see why garden accents can be a popular gift among the green thumb community. In 2012 29.1 billion dollars was spent on lawns and gardens in United States households alone. If you are looking at a 29.1 billion dollar industry garden accents must be a popular gift choice. With so many gardens around various parts of the country, what are people going to decorate them with? Garden decorations, thats what!