Thursday, February 23, 2023


A strip of garden filled with similar plantings, often acting as a border or separation, is called a plate-bande. It's not really a border in the English garden sense, as I understand it, but I think the two are related.

Plate-bandes at Valençay. April 2004.

I mustered enough strength yesterday to split some wood and build a fire in the wood stove. The heat from the fire felt good all day long, especially since the weather was chilly and damp. We're expecting some real rain this afternoon, so maybe I 'll get it together to build another fire this morning.


Tell me what you think!