Where Do You Rest When the Garden Work Is Done?

| 4/29/2010 4:07:31 PM

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203-035-01.jpgWhen the garden and yard work is done each day, where is your favorite place to sit for a spell? Do you plop down on a convenient bench, settle into your favorite Adirondack chair or stretch out in a rope hammock? Each is a great place to rest, recount the day’s challenges and celebrations, and plan for tomorrow.

If you have a favorite resting place, share it in the comments section below.


5/6/2010 5:44:19 PM

I love to sit in my glider on the deck overlooking my 2 new 12x4 raised beds my husband and I made. Along side the garden is a dripping bird bath that draws loads of birds, cardinals, robins, mourning doves,wrens, house finches and even a pair of orioles lined up for a refreshing splash. As the sun goes down the male cardinal goes to the upper tree bough and seranades the neighborhood a sweet good nite till the morning comes again.

5/6/2010 5:03:33 PM

I have 2 wood chairs that I take from home to home that end up in my Garden area,That is where I unwind every day,With a little chimney that I built I stay warm morning and night.

5/5/2010 8:10:28 PM

My wife and I like to walk the 1/8 mile down to the pond at the end of a day of planting or preparation. And sit. And feed the fish. And sit. And watch the sunset. And sit. And plan the next days activities. And sit. And watch the bats come out. And sit. And listen to the frogs serenade. And sigh.

kate phillips
5/5/2010 7:36:55 PM

we salvaged a wooden glider from the side of a four lane highway, it is sweetly rebuilt from its crash landing (i assume from someone's pick-up truck) and watches over the little pond until one or both of us needs to change pace...

5/5/2010 1:50:53 PM

My little bench by the garden was so simple for me (mediocre with a hammer at best) to build... I just used an old plank and nailed it to two logs cut from a fallen tree in our yard. It's just the right size for my kids to use too. Very simple, but I'm just fine with simple, and it looks very nice in our backyard. It also looks nice with a couple of potted plants on each end. Best of all, it was free.

kim davis_2
5/5/2010 11:23:33 AM

My husband and I garden in two raised beds outside a two story red storage barn he bought for all my Junk. Outside are three chairs and a table shaded by the porch roof overhang. Just the perfect spot to watch the bees buzzing around and listen to the birds. We talk of plans and what's for supper and enjoy a cool drink or freezie pop.

karen birbeck
5/5/2010 9:54:26 AM

We just moved to 3 acres and are planning our veg garden. It will not be close to the house (but not too far), so a great seating area will be important. My dream is a little "porch" - platform, railing, one wall and roof. It will provide shade, a small drop down shelf for notes and little potting. There will also be storage for a few tools. And room for one (hubby says "what about me?") maybe two chairs. Hubby says, "what are you going to do? Just sit and watch your garden grow?" I said without hesitation, "Yes!" I can't wait!

jill racine
4/30/2010 1:39:41 PM

I have an older house, almost seventy years old. It's built sort of, let's say, whimsically. There are two short sets of stairs on the north side of the house but my favorites are set back a little. I can see the retention pond and the forest behind the fields that surround the property on two sides. I'm shaded by one of our five pecan trees. I love to sit there and cool down and feel the lingering warmth of the sun in the bricks that make up the stairs on my legs. I plan, sitting there. I've planned the herb bed and the flower bed, I smell the green growing things and listen to the birds. That's my favorite spot. The bumblebees here like it too, but we're getting along pretty well so that's good.

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