Create a garden nook where you can lose yourself on sunny days.


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A garden bench under sheltering boughs is an invitation to wile away a lazy afternoon. Surround that bench with flowers and fragrance and the invitation becomes irresistible. This nook garden offers secluded respite in a beautiful setting. It's equally at home in a front yard or back. The redbud tree provides needed shade for the astilbes and other shade-loving perennials, while the lavender and penstemon are placed in full sun. Daffodils, hyacinths, and snowdrops are optional but highly recommended.

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