Today at last I had time to work on the memorial garden I am making for Napoleon. It is in a corner and will be just to the right as one walks in the front gate. It is all dug over, and a line of stepping stones go from the edge in a curve that ends in front of his marker stone. All the plants will be white-flowering, but so far I have only put a Philadelphus against the back hedge. I thought white iris, hellebores, lily of the valley and peonies would be good, with white iberis growing over the rockery that will define the edge of the garden. Up the wall that is at right angles to the hedge at the back I will put some climbers, maybe a white rose with either white wistaria or clematis. But it was hard, working there, I have been putting it off because I knew how it would be. I was clipping the hedge and I just broke down. And now I am starting again. But I must do it for him.
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5/26/07 at 11:51am