Showing posts from December, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR from Serenity in the Garden

Happy New Year to You!  2018 will be a wonderful year. I wish you all the blessings that a New Year brings. And I aim to bring more serenity and inspiration to garden lovers next year.
 Love the Earth in 2018.
Yours, Jan Johnsen

Greetings of the Season from Serenity in the Garden

"What matters most are the simple pleasures so abundant that we can all enjoy them... Happiness doesn't lie in the objects we gather around us.  To find it, all we need to do is open our eyes.” 
― Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ryThe Little Prince

Tomorrow - Sunday Dec 10 I speak at the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons

Tomorrow, Sunday Dec 10 at 2 pm I will be speaking about Serenity by Design to the avid gardeners  in the Hamptons on Long Island, NY.
I am excited to speak to this wonderful group at their annual holiday gathering. 
Please join us! It will be at the Bridgehampton Community House, 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Benches make a garden....
After you arrange all the plants, the rocks, install the paving and whatever you choose...then you place the bench. 

The bench is what calls to us.

And the bench adds a special sparkle that touches the visitor directly.  After all, the bench seat is what we feel when we sit down.  :-)

So it must look great and feel good.  Here are some choices for your garden.
Roseto Bench by Crate and Barrel

This plantation harvested teak bench has a clean, contemporary double vertical slat-back design.  mortise-and-tenon joinery.

This red bench is in Croton on Hudson, NY . A great place to sit and look at the Hudson River....

 I love stone benches:

And modern ones are so fun - like this eye beam bench:

Lucky Beam Bench by Katch Design
The Lucky Beam bench by Brooklyn-basedKatch Design is made from 100% recyclable aluminum,  features a solvent free powder coat finish and a reclaimed  Pine seat coated with an all-natural oil base. The  Lucky Beam adds an urban feel

Lucky Beam Bench …