For some of us, having a quiet place to sit and relax in the garden is the whole point of having a beautiful, outdoor space. These ideas come from various local garden tours and offer plenty of ideas for your backyard.
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Inviting Outdoor Seating Areas
Whenever I go on home garden tours, I always look for certain things: plants, trees, and shrubs that work wonderfully together (obviously), garden junk/art, and somwehere to sit and dream. Not that I plan to do that while visiting gardens, but there’s something about a seating area that makes a garden an outdoor home.
Some seating areas are purely decorative, using furinture that would be neither cozy or encourage napping. Others go for complete comfort, setting a perfect scene for a good book and better nap.
Have a look and see which ones you like best. The one at the top of the post (which you’ll see again from another viewpoint at the end of this post), is probably my favourite. Comfortable, secluded, surrounded by sweet smelling flowers. Oh ya.
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This large, country garden (above) has a blue theme.
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This garden is in a small town. The owner bought the property just a few years earlier and transformed it from plain to wonderful.
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Often on garden tours there are a lot of other people around so I take the photos from weird angles to avoid invading their privacy. The black things on the deck are a colleciton of old oil cans. I thought they looked neat.
This one is also from the blue-themed garden shown above.
This deck (above) is on a big, rural property surrounded by woods. It was quite a surprise to find this scene.
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The designer who owns this home kept to a black/white/grey country living style theme.
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And here we are back at my favourite little outdoor nook from all of the garden tours. Sorry! There’s only room for one. 😉
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛