We all have our favorite places in our gardens: a view that charms us, a special spot to sit and survey our work or a pleasant stroll through beloved plants. This old bench was a favorite of mine before the ice storm. I could sit under the big elm in the shade, relax and look at the beauty around me. It is still a special place but without the elm, the sun has done amazing things. All the plants, hellebores, asters, daylilies, and shrubs, have grown bigger than ever. Now I view it from a distance because the flowers have claimed my special place. I’ve decided that’s not such a bad thing. See you in the garden.