The Gardener’s Morning
The robin’s song at daybreak
Is a clarion call to me.
Get up and get out in the garden,
For the morning hours flee.
I cannot resist the summons,
What earnest gardener could?
For the golden hours of morning
Get into the gardener’s blood.
The magic spell is upon me,
I’m glad that I did not wait;
For life’s at its best in the morning,
As you pass through the garden gate.
– Howard Dolf
Whether elaborate or simple, rustic or modern, there is nothing quite like the garden bench.
As the summer blooms mature and the August sun turns our gardens lush, what better way to sit back, relax and simply … enjoy. I can taste my favorite iced beverage now as in my mind I sit and listen to the sounds of nature … well, and the delightful cries of children playing. It’s what I love most about August … the enjoyment of life maturing.
From wood to concrete or stone to composite, garden benches comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Whatever your style or woodworking aptitude, there are garden bench plans for everyone. For my family, we would belong to the “simplier the better” approach. Below are some plans and ideas to help you make your own garden bench and enjoy your own oasis.
A Simple Approach
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