We've visited Jay Sifford's garden in Charlotte, North Carolina, a couple of times (refresh your memory HERE and HERE.) Today he's sharing the latest. He says, "I've been putting a lot of effort into my garden over the past year, desiring to introduce more structure and year-round interest. To me this means more conifers and Japanese maples. Conifers don't always do so well in zone 8a, but it's amazing which "full sun" plants will grow in a southern garden in part shade. I'm also introducing more hardscape and objects that captivate me. I found two sets of Chinese doors in a CT warehouse... one for a client and of course one for me. I have more plans for this upper area of my water garden which I'll be working on in the next several weeks." Beautiful, Jay, as always. Thanks!

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