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If you decide to place a hammock in your flower garden the question then is, how do you hang it? I plan to have two posts installed in cement and plant climbing or trailing flowers to cover them.

Another option is a hammock stand. Most hammock stands require no tools to assemble and are fairly light weight so you can move them around your patio, deck or garden. Hammock stands are quite large (about 15′ long and 5′ wide at the base) so you will require a fair amount of space. If you live in a climate where winter is a factor be sure your hammock stand is situated so you can disassemble it for storage – no permanent vines or shrubs around it.
If you have two trees a suitable distance apart (which seems unlikely in a flower garden) you should use a tree friendly hanging kit. It is simple to install and quite versatile in that your trees can be up to 17′ apart. Be sure the trees are strong enough to handle the weight.

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Garden Hammocks

Garden Hammocks

The time has come for those of us living in northern climates to start planning for this year’s garden. I know that I have been busy looking at seed catalogues, designing a new bed at the front of the house and deciding which perennials I will split or move.
I  think I will add another hammock to the yard this year and put it in the center of the new flower bed. That means planting flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals that will scent the garden throughout the three seasons. Instead of trees to hang the garden hammock I will have posts installed a suitable distance apart and use them. Maybe I will have them designed to hold a plant on top and plant nasturtiums that will trail down and cover the posts a bit.
We are expecting snow today so it is wonderful to sit here and dream of swinging gently in my garden hammock and enjoying the sight and scent of beautiful flowers.

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