It is just plain cold here in Ohio. Just plain toooo cold. I was thinking the other day about how the days and the temperatures affect our moods. Especially the mood to work in the garden.
Now, dedicated gardeners mostly ignore those flighty feelings, but we are all given to it sometime or other. The flesh is weak, babe.
But get some of that sunshine going, and the birds chirping a cheerful song, and off we go to the garden. Any old excuse will do in those circumstances. I think I am waiting for that. Surefire motivation.
The only problem being – of course – that the jobs are piled up with more than the hours of the day will afford. Oh well, who am I doing this for anyway?
That brings me to garden furniture. Every garden needs a bench, or two, or three. Or chairs. One of the great pleasures of working til the bones won’t take anymore is to sit in a nearby seat and enjoy the fruit of your labors. And if some kind soul will bring you a glass of lemonade…. well that is close to paradise.
Then it is usually back to work. HA!
I like to have seats in chosen places for enjoying a quiet talk, or just a time-out from the day in solitude. My favored style is Andirondack, and I have several around the yard. I have some movable resin plastic types and some in wood(heavier and not very movable). The trouble with the lighter type is that my kids play a game of musical moves to far-off places where this gardener does not feel like going. So I like the stay-put wood garden furniture. Oil it for the season and you are set.
I haven’t done this, but if I had the time and felt creative, I think I would make a seating area with board seats and concrete block. But I wouldn’t leave the concrete block looking bare and industrial. I would apply a mix of tuffa to it and try to make it look rustic. Sounds like a good idea. I suppose the worst that could happen is that it would look like a child’s mudpie nightmare, but it sounds promising and fun. It would be inexpensive, and that appeals to me.