I saw some great garden swings at Flora Grubb this past weekend (see photo bottom left). The sun was shining, and I was reminded how spring brings with it a boatload of optimism. I wonder why I don't see more swings and hammocks in residential gardens? I can't think of a nicer way to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon. Even the traditional, padded glider couch has its charms. I can remember taking some lovely naps on one as a child on my grandparents' deck.