One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Asian Collection volunteers adjusted the Carex planting under the this Japanese Snowbell today
Before they began working, in the picture I didn't take, the carex grows up to the base of the tree, obscuring the interestingly contorted roots. They dug out the plants that covered the crown and moved them up the hill. They stretched what had been a shapeless planting into a graceful semi-circle that draws attention to the muscular trunk and braided roots. It was their idea and it was a good one.
Continuously tweaking is the difference between a good garden and a very good one. We try to do something on this order every day. We're on our way.