Have I mentioned how hot it’s been lately?
It’s the kind of heat that gives a boho plant nut a deeper appreciation of the cool, austere lines of a formal garden.
A garden built not on the scaffolding of flowers but leaves, eschewing lush variety for lean repetition.
It’s the kind of heat that makes the formal garden, that ancient response to dry climates, seem fresh and innovative again.
Katherine Spitz’s garden, Mar Vista, California, 2012 (Katherine Spitz Associates)
That’s how hot it’s been.