Good Morning, Garden


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.

About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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2 Responses to Good Morning, Garden

  1. Tara Dillard says:

    After 6 weeks 4 days zero rain, temps at 97-100, August is crispy.

    Design for February, and the rest of the year will be gorgeous in a Southern garden.

    The Garden In Winter, by Rosemary Verey is the best landscape design book written.

    Your paths are delicious + garden gorgeous.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  2. Nancy says:

    Lovely! Everything looks so happy and well cared for. Keep it up!

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