Providing seating in the garden allows you to encourage yourself and others to linger and enjoy the garden views.
“Sitting in your garden is a feat to be worked at with unflagging determination and single-mindedness – for what gardener worth his salt sits down. I am deeply committed to sitting in the garden.”
– Mirabel Osler
I love providing places to sit in the garden. I was quite delighted when I saw this Bistro set at IKEA last week – it’s beautiful, easily portable and economical!
I also found this lovely lantern – there were so many wonderful decorative items for spring!
“Teach us to care and not to care.
Teach us to sit still.”
– T.S. Eliot
“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”
– Annie Dillard
“I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it.”
– Gertrude Stein
“For the time being, well past noon, God, I ask that you above all leave me alone, that I might just sit here in the leaf shade, beside this wall with its swallow-thrown shadows and the easy, unmended thoughts time affords me: these solid forms of pots, flush with zinnias, and the sun patch fading where the grass snake glides unknotted…a hallow tree…the beginning of dusk”
– Michael McClintock, Afternoon Garden
Enjoying the beauty of the afternoon, a quiet moment reading a good book and enjoying a lovely cup of tea. To me, there’s nothing better than taking moments to sit in the garden.