Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Looks like a seat to me, too

And it looked like a seat to lots of people all week long. But these low walls are not intended to be benches, PHS tells me. Hmm. How come?

Looks like a seat to me, too

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And it looked like a seat to lots of people all week long. But these low walls are not intended to be benches, PHS tells me. Hmm. How come?

Seating has been a perennial problem at the flower show. I thought this an ingenius effort to fix some of that. There will never be enough seats, but a few more is a great idea. From day one, these walls leading to and placed around the Big Ben Plaza central feature have been popular parking spots for tired walkers.

But PHS says they were not designed to be resting places. Alas. There are no "No sitting" signs, like the ones I've seen at several exhibits. So the public has moved in.

No wonder I've heard a lot less complaining about seating this year.

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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

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