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Garden Sitting Spots

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Monday, September 3, 2018 - 2:30am

Host: Gary Bachman, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist

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When the weather finally starts cooling down, you’re going to want to start sitting in the garden in comfort today on Southern Gardening.

Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is presented by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

There really is nothing better than enjoying cool evening in the garden after a long day. So, you might as well do it in comfort and style. So where do you put garden furniture?

Always put your furniture in a spot you enjoy. Trying to place a bench in that perfect spot from a design perspective is a waste if you don’t enjoy the view. Garden furniture doesn’t have to be expensive. It just has to be comfortable. And the location can add to the comfort.

If you have a south facing wall, you can enjoy a little season extension evenings as the wall radiates heat absorbed during the day. And what better place to entertain family and friends than in your garden. Having a canopy or an umbrella or—even better—a nice tree to create shade adds to the enjoyment factor.

Be sure your garden furniture is portable. If you have a number of favorite locations, depending on the sun and shade, you’ll want to move your garden sitting area around. And having a folding lawn chair nearby can create an instant break room when you need a rest working in your garden.

At the end of a long day, being able to sit in the garden in privacy may be the best way to recharge. Having a sitting area for one can fit the bill. And once in a while, leave the IPod inside. Sitting in the garden is really most enjoyable when you can take in all the sights and sounds.

I am horticulturist Gary Bachman for Southern Gardening.

Southern Gardening with Gary Bachman is presented by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

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