2. Gardening is sometimes about ripping out what doesn't work and starting over, painful as that may be. The scruffy Hemlocks are out (I got to drive the truck and yank them : ) and Steve worked very hard, breaking sod where the new Virburnum will create a hedge. We chose a variety called, "Nantucket". These semi-evergreen shrubs will grow twelve feet tall and seven feet wide.
|photo courtesy of piedmontcarolina.com|
3. It is the Fourth of July after all, and even though we had nothing special planned, the day turned celebratory when Audrey and Jared came with Bella-the-granddog for a spontaneous visit. We cooked a summer dinner that included our first harvest of string beans from the garden, sat on the porch sipping things, and ended the day with a competitive game of Bocce Ball. Tess and Ian drove into town for fireworks and after everyone left, Steve and I agreed, with a sigh, that it was a good day.