The heat has finally broken (low 90’s) and the humidity has dropped. Early this morning I chose a project from my ever-growing list of things to do in the garden and out I went!
The project is the ‘Circle of Friends’ What is needed here are a few finishing touches.
Today I pulled string and arranged the brick to line the path that leads to and from the Circle of friends. Next will be the landscape fabric, crushed stone & pea gravel, and finally painting the furniture.
This area is so peaceful, it is one of my favorite spaces in the garden. Arranged in the shape of an oval… punctuated by four variegated Boxwoods, it suggests finality and invites repose.
It sits under a wonderful canopy that allows dappled light and provides perfect conditions for both camellias & hydrangeas to flourish. In this case the plants both create the space and embellish it.
While I had hoped for a carpet of moss, That idea has been abandoned as impractical. The seating is not all I wished for but it is comfortable and affordable and when painted BLACK it will recede nicely. Then all that is needed is a groundcover.
I just might put a check mark next to one project this summer.
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