THIS WEEK belongs to the rhododendrons. Surely they must be king of the flowers.
Seen in and around East Hampton, N.Y.:
I’m also pleased with my irises and perennial geraniums, below. The Deer-Out is holding them at bay.
And here’s an evergreen, low-maintenance, completely deer-resistant garden solution, below: the all-boxwood garden. It has a kind of a whimsical fairy-tale look, I think, very Hobbit-y — but as much as I love boxwoods, I could never limit myself to a monolithic planting scheme like that.