A place to Sit, Hide and Relax in these Garden Areas
I have several places in my garden where I love to sit and admire the garden beds, and also to relax and de-stress from my busy day.
To me, what makes a great seating area is not what it looks like when you see it, but how it makes you feel when you are sitting there. All of my spots give me a great sense of relaxation.
One of my favorite spots is under the magnolia tree in my back yard, overlooking my test garden. The tree gives me shade on hot summer days and the bench is actually a swing, which is so relaxing. Add in that wooden coffee table to put my feet on, an it is the perfect spot for my midday lunch.
I also have two other areas that give me a lot of peace and relaxation. The first is this seating area on my patio overlooking my veggie garden. It gets early morning sunlight, so it is a great place to have a morning cup of coffee.
And my final spot is very special. It’s a lounge chair in my front yard next to what I call my “Jess” border. My daughter Jess and I planted it last year and now that she have left to live in California, I think of her every time I sit in that lounge chair and have my lunch. The only problem is that it is under a huge pine tree that the squirrels have decided they are going to demolish, so there is debris on my chair and table each time I go outside.
This seating area also overlooks the very first garden bed that I put into my front yard last year. It is great to lounge here and watch the butterflies that seem to love the huge butterfly bush near my bird bath.
Do you have an area in your garden where you rest and relax that has a special meaning to you? Please leave your comments below.