Friday, September 2, 2011

Sweet Spots in The Garden

It is good to be alone in the garden at dawn or dark,
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.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful blog, I wish I were in Paris or, your garden.