This is a great example of what a splash of hardscape color can do for a garden. Try to imagine this scene without its bright red bench. Not quite as interesting, right? A punchy focal point like this can complete a garden. This particular bench, with its trio of upright back supports and long seat, reinforces other linear aspects of the garden, like the long row of black mondo grass to the right and the inlaid edging of stone to the front and left.
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