Gardening is a hobby and hobbies are supposed to be enjoyable so you do not want to be spending your spare time toiling away at all those garden chores. Half the fun of gardening is whiling away the odd hour just looking at what you have created and what better way of doing that than from a chair on your patio, shed or even a gazebo. I found an article on the Yardshare website which gives you more information on these beautiful structures.

As the subtitle of this article suggests, the word ?gazebo? probably originated from the words ?gaze? and ?about.? Anyway, that?s what historians say. Whatever the source, to gardeners ?gazebo? means a beautiful structure in which to sit and ?gaze about? while relaxing and enjoying their garden.
The word ?gazebo? often brings forth visions of an octagonal white garden structure with gingerbread trim. Many gazebos do fit this nostalgic description; however, today?s versions are often square, round or rectangular. They can be modern-looking, sleek, metal, canvas, logs, or other materials and shapes. But whatever their makeup or style, they usually serve a primary purpose in the yard: a place to sit, relax, enjoy friends, music, books or food and drink. They are also usually focal points of the garden,? designed and prominently placed with the view in mind.

O My Summertime!
The furnishings of the gazebo are entirely at the discretion of the owners, who have usually decided beforehand what the primary purpose of the gazebo is to be. Perhaps it is to be a pleasant outdoor place to dine. A gazebo furnished with a dining table and chairs allows for meals beneath the stars or for enjoying a cup of coffee while reading the morning paper. The table could also play a secondary role as a place for board or card games, doing school homework, or?heaven forbid!?working on a business project.
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