Sometimes small changes make a huge difference, or as I wrote last fall, Little Things Mean a Lot. I was writing then about some small changes I’d made at the Skating Pond at Glen Villa, my garden in Quebec. Later in the fall, after I wrote about the changes, I made one more. I added a bench.
My sister immediately said the bench looked wrong — and she was right.
It took me almost a year to replace that bench. The new one does everything I wanted it to do. Unlike its predecessor, it almost disappears into the landscape.
The materials are simple and appropriate for the setting.
From the boardwalk looking up, the bench appears like a natural element, not a decorative seat as the previous one was.
I’m happy with this modest change. As small as it was, it re-affirms for me how important it is to keep looking and to make changes when you need to.
What about you? Have you made a small change in your garden that has made a big difference?