I have found a special place in my garden, a spot where I can stop and rest of an evening and look across the lawn,
Or gaze up at the sky,
Or see up close the plants around me.
This place was always here, waiting to be discovered.
Like a diamond cutter studies the rough, unimpressive rock before making the first cut and revealing the beauty of the diamond within, my garden designer studied my back yard before she laid out the garden beds and in the process revealed this special place to sit and rest.
Here I can sit in the evenings with the setting sun behind me and reflect on the events of the day and make decisions about tomorrow. There are shrubs behind me and a spruce close by, making me feel like I am truly in the garden, hidden from view. Yet from here I can view most of the rest of the garden.
This special place was always here, revealed by the garden designer's design. I don't think I would have ever found it on my own.
It truly does reflect the garden design element of “placeness” in my garden and confirms again my decision to work with a garden designer, someone who can see the beauty of a garden in the plain-ness of my yard.