M-J de Mesterton

Monday, May 4, 2015

M-J's Elegant Garden Furniture

Plastic furniture is all right indoors, especially if it is in the high-styled modern idiom, and was created by or emulates that of 1950s and 1960s designers such as Eero Saarinen. But outdoors, one ideally will have garden or patio furniture made from wrought iron or of teak-wood, which will not deteriorate from exposure to the elements. Wooden and iron furniture exists in perfect harmony with landscaping and nature, especially when made in greens, browns, and other earth-tones.

Here is my Princeton, New Jersey garden courtyard, where I had outdoor dining furniture by the now-defunct, elegant wrought-iron furniture company Lyon-Shaw, and a smaller chat-table in iron, wicker and tile, by Alfresco Home.
My Elegant Patio Furniture Blends with the Garden

Peach Tree

Ripening Peaches

Peaches on July 27th, 2012
This peach tree has a rather deep well around its trunk, and outside this frequently-watered cavity, a ground cover of egg-sized stones helps it to conserve water.
©M-J de Mesterton

M-J's Elegant Cactus Garden

Cactus flowers are rare. Nobody knows how to induce these blossoms to open, and it is a mystery as to what conditions they prefer. Some cactus buds never open, but dry up eventually and need to be plucked. These cactus flowers bloomed on April 28th, 2015. I consider it a miracle!
©M-J de Mesterton 2015
Eight Days Later, May 5th:

My Cactus Has Opened All Its Blossoms