Friday, August 12, 2011

Inside out

You know what? I'm kinda tired of hearin about "outdoor rooms" in the garden. When I'm outside I want to feel like I'm outside, and when I'm inside I want to feel like I'm inside. I think the term "outdoor living space" has outworn its usefulness.

I don't know, it just seems odd that you'd want "hallways" in your garden instead of grassy paths leading from one flowerbed to the next. I've seen garden "rooms" with free-standing glass windows and have a hard time understanding the concept of looking outside while standing outside.

I never really got into the "outdoor room" craze that a lot of landscape designers and home gardeners had, and still have. Some of these "rooms" don't look like a garden at all, what's the point? I mean there's what looks like real furniture in some of these "rooms."

But I reckon since we're all unique we each have our own idiosyncrasies. Several years ago I saw a garden down in Louisiana (or was it Mississippi?) that featured a tree with bicycles hangin from it. Makes you wonder about some folks don't it?

I share my outdoor "rooms" with groundhogs

My thanks to the folks at Designers on Design and Vanessa Gardner Nagel for inspiring this post.


Kylee said...

I know what you mean! I'm not opposed to them, but I just don't "get" them for the reasons you said.

Daisy said...

I'm with you on this one! I keep hounding hubs to get an outdoor fire "pit." He claims we wouldn't sit outside and use it. I would! I prefer an outdoor breeze and a book to the television & ceiling fan.