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New Decorative Feature

September 20th, 2018

I purchased this armillary years ago, but never had a stand to put it on. Earlier this summer, we had some pieces of cedar left from making raised beds, so I whipped up this stand to put it on. I’m happy to finally have it in the garden, getting rusty and looking great. It’s probably been sitting in my garage for 15 years.

It’s covering up our well head, which it nice because now it’s a feature and not an eyesore in the middle of the yard.

It’s not super tall, about two feet. I surrounded it with marjoram, next spring I plan on digging it up and replacing it with calamint so it’s a bit shorter.

Have you added any decorative features to the garden this summer?

Garden Dreaming

February 13th, 2013

Now that I have a huge blank slate for a garden, I’m spending a lot of time dreaming about what I want to do. It’s really not that different than what I did back in Ohio, just on a larger scale. One thing I’ve always dreamed about having in the garden is a nice bench.
Garden Bench 3
I don’t know exactly why this type of bench calls to me, but every time I see one at a botanical garden or in a park, I tell myself I’ll have one in my garden someday.
Garden Bench 1
This particular bench was nestled in a peaceful alcove by the pond at Bloedel Reserve, the perfect spot to sit. I could definitely see myself spending hours on this bench reading.
Garden Bench 2
I think all gardens should have a place to sit, though oddly enough I’ve never really had an official one in mine. Back in Ohio, we always sat on the stairs of our front porch or on the stairs in the back. Someday I will have a garden bench, I just have to start saving my pennies because a good quality one isn’t cheap!

Do you have a place to sit in your garden?

Reading & Watching

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.