Company seating....

schoolhouse_gwSeptember 19, 2009

...under the hedge tunnel. We sat and watched the guys put a new roof on my garage.

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trailrunnerbiker

Oh I just love your old wicker. I sure wish I could find it around here for a reasonable price. No luck though. What a charming setting. c

    Bookmark   September 19, 2009 at 6:28PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Thanks. Whenever I come across some at a thrift store or yard sale, I grab it - unless it's too pricey. Normally, I paint it some nice garden color; and even tho it may only last a couple of seasons it was worth it to me. I'll continue to sit in a wicker chair until my rear-end drops through! And the funny thing is, just as they get to that point I think they look their best. :) (not my rear-end, the chair that is). I've never found a good way to repair the broken leg of a wicker chair that will last and hate to toss them out with the trash; so I end up with a stack of wounded.

I bought a resin "all-weather" wicker chaise one year, beautiful hunter green, very expensive....hardly ever get it out of the storage shed. Just doesn't have the same feeling as real wicker to me.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2009 at 7:05PM
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frogview00

Wonderful photo as are the others. You always 'paint' just beautiful visual pictures. Your garden and grounds are gorgeous.
Jim

    Bookmark   September 20, 2009 at 10:23PM
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gldno1

What a comfortable looking seating group and in the shade. You can't ask for much more than that.

It looks very country.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2009 at 4:37AM
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memo(Zone 4B Nebraska)

Hedge tunnel??? What is the hedge? It looks very cool and inviting!

MeMo

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 1:56AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Looking down through the (privet) hedge tunnel, please ignore neighbor's blue van:

Looking up towards the garden:

A "window" in the hedge:

The view looking through the "window", standing on the other side of the hedge (road side) peeking in:

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 12:11PM
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schoolhouse_gw

This urn with geraniums sits at the end of the tunnel. Behind it is the shrub border I'm trying to establish where the neighbors cut down their arbovitae and pine trees that had made such a great screen all these years.
urn

    Bookmark   October 8, 2009 at 12:35PM
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gldno1

I love that tunnel! Did it just happen naturally or did you tie some ends overhead?

Love the urn too.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 5:30AM
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schoolhouse_gw

After the hedge grows so tall, it arches naturally.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2009 at 8:51AM
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frogview00

I just love what you do. You have such a good feel for creating a landscape and directing the eye. I long for such talent.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2009 at 7:50PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Wow, thank you very much frog.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2009 at 8:54AM
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FlowerLady6(z10 Fl)

How wonderful is that, the seating, the tunnel, the views. A place you want to wander into to relax, away from the crazy outside world. Your place is inspiring.

FlowerLady

    Bookmark   October 20, 2009 at 4:59PM
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