Structures and ornaments dot every garden. Ornaments that weather with a garden are made out of natural materials, showing signs of their age such as discolored wood, rusty metal and the green patina of copper. So the easiest way to add some age to a newer garden is to choose natural material structures that have already been used and even abused.
You don't have to pay a fortune for these objects either. In the vegetable garden pictured here, the tomato cages are made of weathered tree stakes gathered from nearby woods. They not only add character to the garden, but they make a utilitarian vegetable garden ornamental.