Marty's Garden, July 17th, 2019


Every garden should have seat, or two, or more.  A place to sit and relax, to contemplate, to enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or something stronger. My garden is no different. There is my favorite seat; an expensive one at the time, but oh so comfortable and shaded by the curly willows around 4 pm. It overlooks the pond and most of the upper garden and it is my favorite place to be. The patio is shaded by an awning and the chairs are comfy any time of the day, but there is one more comfortable spot in the garden. When you cross the bridge over the pond, there is a seating area just big enough for two chairs and a small table before you go down three steps to the bottom of the back garden. It’s a great place to sit in the early morning in spring before the days get too hot, but in summer it has an added attraction; the fragrance of the Stargazer Lilies growing behind them. Now the lilies are in full bloom and I plop myself down in early afternoon, as soon as the seats are in shade. Bees lazily buzz around, as attracted to the scent as I am. It is a typical gardening moment; it won’t last long; gardening moments never do. But while it lasts, it epitomizes why we garden, a feast for both eyes and nose.