Ta-da! Here’s a peek at my finished patio surrounded by new plantings. Note the small retaining wall. It holds back the soil from the downward slope of the property. The patio’s irregular curving shape, rather like a mitten-shaped sassafras leaf, harmonizes with curved beds and retaining walls elsewhere in the landscape. How thrilling! I adore watching the plants grow and soften the hardscape.
By the way, if you’re near Raleigh, NC tomorrow, I’ll be speaking at Quail Ridge Books in the Ridgewood Shopping Center, 3522 Wade Avenue, at 7:30 PM. Drop by–I’d love to see you!