With fall fast approaching I’m in a frenzy to share my garden with you all!
Last week our Secret Garden Pond was shared. Today my secret garden sitting area.
There are five windows in our kitchen nook and when looking out the back (west) nook window this is our view of the pond area.
Straight below the window is my secret garden sitting area.
As I sit in my favorite spot, looking across the pea gravel path…
through Ms. Bloodgood’s Japanese Maple cascading branches the pond/waterfall appears.
But let’s go back a bit….to the wisteria covered arbor…
where the secret garden sitting room begins.
Once again we find ourselves under the arbor. The garden pond is on the left and the sitting area on the right.
Taking a few steps we see a boot filled with pink Inpatients…right next to I sunk a cherub statue into the ground. Placing a statue into the ground gives a sense of age to your garden.
Above the statue is a birdbath with a cherub enjoying the cool water. A few more containers filled with shade loving Inpatients.
Just around the birdbath is my comfy sitting bench. I spend a lot of time here.
I wanted this space to have a sense of age and calm. The paving stone/bricks were “sunk ” 3″ down into the ground and filled in with pea gravel providing a level aged area.
It’s a quick and easy way to add charm to a garden area.
This year we lost a huge Blue Willow Shrub (wood limbs) which provided the “wall” to enclose the area and provided shade. So I hung a few vintage aprons and loved seeing them blow in the wind.
In front of the bench is a freebie road side find used as
our my table. Mr. C rarely sits out here. He thinks it’s to feminine.
Fine by me…I want to be alone anyways!!!!!
It is early morning and the sun is peaking over the sitting area. The wicker head board was placed to provide privacy/sun shield because the Blue Willow died.
All the linens are thrift store finds.
Growing on the trellis is a Climbing Hydrangea and a few Monarda (Bee Balm). You can see my love of color extends into the garden.
I’m standing on the deck right behind the sitting area.
On top of the bench seat is a rag rug I folded over.
If you’re ever in the area I’d love for you to stop and chat a while!
Savvy Southern Style