The Lower Terrace Rehab project is almost complete, the guys from Aspen Creek have done a wonderful job on this project. Here is a sneak peak of the area:

The vines to climb it are yet to be determined, but the rehabilitation of the Lilacs and the Peony plantings are being followed per the treatment plan. The peonies may be a challenge because of the heavy shade now covering the area from the dominant Magnolia canopy that has matured over the garden. However there are species of Peony such as the Japanese Forest Peony, Paeonia obovata which are very well adapted to shade and understory plantings. Sometimes as gardeners we have to adapt to the changing weather patterns, and changing seasons, as well as the changing availability of sun or shade as it may be.

I for one am super glad to have the rain back!