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Monday, 30 January 2017 13:47

Tara Template: The Well-Placed Chair

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Touring historic gardens across Europe for 2+ decades, it took only one trip to 'see', The Well-Placed Chair.
Most gardens had a chair, simply put, creating a still life. Never seemingly pre-planned. Serendipitous.
Every garden needs a pair of matching chairs, comfortable, interesting, sited as a layer of still life.
Chair, below, in my garden. Flower petals appear photo shopped, they aren't. Better, how many times have I sat in the chair for a phone conversation or lunch, and hummingbirds whiz overhead. How many more times would I be upstairs, look out a window and see a cardinal or blue jay perched atop the chair?
More than creating a still life, the Well-Placed Chair creates a well lived garden. How could I have given to myself the gifts Nature has given, in tandem, with the Well-Placed Chair?
Don't you want it for yourself ?

TARA DILLARD: August 2009:

Country garden with lollipop hedges and a gravel path:
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English cottage garden:
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Garden diary - Arne Maynard Garden Design:
Pic, above, here.
Where to find a pair of Well-Placed Chairs? Garage sale, thrift store, antique shop, estate sale. If they don't match each other, go you. Paint them the same color.

Garden & Be Well, XO T

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