so that all it's shy presences may haunt you and
possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
-James Douglas (1753-1819)
You have woked hard to create a beautiful place, a place to surround your home and to spend time with family and friends, now it is time to consider another of the garden's most rewarding possibilities - a place to just be alone and not at work.
Its not really France, but this little spot is the perfect place to begin your day with a coffee and croissant, and remember the times spent in Paris, or maybe dream of the time you will someday! Some Provencal fabric for the cushions, a few pieces of French pottery, sit back and let your imagination take you away.
Lunch time and you search for a quiet, shady spot like this to enjoy a break in your day.The table is made from an antique iron grate, the vintage chairs are softened with pillows I
fashioned, inspired by the flags of England and France, home to the most inspiring gardens I have visited in the world.
At the end of the day, this would be the perfect spot to relax and unwind, a haven of greenery and cool. My friend Nancy created this magical place from an eyesore of a stone wall. With plants, color and bright fabric it came to life again .
A close up view of the stone "Shelves" that are tucked into the vertical wall, a perfect opportunity to arrange your favorite potted plants and garden accents. Change it out whenever the moods strikes and have fun all season long .
Whatever the season, whatever your style, and whatever your garden offers, look for that little spot that says "sweet" for you, and take the time to make it yours alone.