Almost 30 years ago this bench, below, was the first thing she bought for her garden.
We turned our heads to him, in unison, "No, never again !"
Notice the dreadful mulch? Worst thing about college for landscape design, promoting mulch. This garden now has dwarf sarcoccocca to spread and hold the soil. Evergreen, shade, it blooms fragrantly in February. It was difficult to find, and expensive when found. A victim of the contraction of the retail/wholesale garden center industries. Doubt I'll be putting it into plans in the future as often as in the past.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara