A Garden of Earthly Delights

armtrellisIn the summertime my backyard patio and garden becomes my favorite living space. Outdoor lounge furniture and decorative trellises, armilaries and other architectural pieces, supplement flowering plants and shrubs. I even have a topiary version of the Eiffel Tower. Here are some outdoor furnishings I particularly recommend. Metal furniture requires a minimum of care, looks great and allows you to comfortably read for hours on end. The teak versions do need more taking care of (unless you don’t mind the wood weathering to grey), but the look is unsurpassed. Armillaries, which are celestial models of the heavens, usually in metal, are eye-catching and add dimension to any garden. As are trellises, pots and topiaries, which are lovely cradles for plants and flowers.outdoormetaloutdoorwood If like me you live in your garden during the summer months, you’ll want to make your outdoor environment every bit as visually appealing and comfortable as your interior environment. 

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  1. Mon cher Cartherine et Mitchell: Wonderful letter. We are revamping our garden to be without grass to mow, and will possibly include amarilies with other sculpture. We look forward to seeing you in Delaware and PA and believe you will enjoy both David Shields and Jeanne Shields’ gardens. …a bientot… P&P

    Comment by poss pragoff — July 22, 2009 @ 9:20 am

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