SOMEWHERE I READ that if your garden doesn’t look good in August, it ain’t never gonna look good — or words to that effect.
This morning, I looked out my front door and ran to get my camera. Everything looked so sparkly after another night of rain (yay, rain!)
Below, the beginnings of a new path, created with pieces of slate found around the property, set in a bed of wood chips. Temporary-looking, perhaps, but a damn sight better than dirt with weeds and crabgrass.
Here’s the view from my new bathroom door this morning, below , before the planting of an ilex crenata ‘Steed,’ just purchased from Spielberg’s Nursery in East Hampton (at 30% off, natch) for the space between the shower platform and the main deck.
And there you have it, from a different angle a few hours later: instant screen, instant green.
Considering all was bare and barren a few short months ago, I’m pretty pleased.