Come Sit Awhile Part 1
The Hot Seat
I've toured gardens in the Pacific Northwest for many years, and this week I realized I have photo collections of all kinds of gardens, seating, garden art and structures. I've chosen some of the most interesting seating groups, and for the next week I will put a few up for you to peruse for inspiration. Choose your favorite style!
This first page is about beautiful colorful seating in the garden, which can add sizzle to a shady nook, or echo color and unify the garden. Colorful seating can be just the “snazzle” a garden needs to perk it up.
The brick red chair on the right was found in a garden on Bainbridge Island during a Garden Conservancy Tour in 2011. It melded with the red hues used throughout this garden.
View more seating below.
This painted bench tucked into a nook beside the house was a real treat to find when it came into view with its vibrant pop of deep fuchsia pink color in this Bainbridge Island garden.
In Nadeen Miller's charming garden, I thought the shades of blue in the pottery and the bench was scrumptious! The only thing I would have changed in this scene was the pillow, to one with soft sage-green tones in a fine weave texture and a fern imprinted on it.
This shady spot brightened considerably with this painted bench sitting on one side of it.
Personally, I don't care for plastic seating, but the lavender-gray chairs work perfectly in this seaside garden on Vashon Island.
Charming rust colored seating placed artfully in the Skyler garden is a perfect "sit and enjoy the plants" perch.
This whimsical bench for two is an ideal place to sit ... two people, a moonlit night, fragrant Nicotiana filling the night air ... All right, all right, put the romance novel down! This bench is perfect for sitting in the shade on a hot afternoon—reading garden magazines.
More Seating Options:
- Seating in the Garden
- The Hot Seat
- Of Wood Grain and Driftwood
- Mosaic, Stone, and the 'cretes
- Sit Your Derrière Down at the Beach