The azaleas enjoy the humus rich raised beds under the oaks.
The gargoyle figurine now lives elsewhere in the garden,
guarding the final resting place of a much loved pet. Despite the recent 'gothic' trends in this country, Gargoyles are actually keepers of good things. They originated as gutter ornaments on European cathedrals,
designed to frighten away evil spirits. This particular fellow is a reproduction of a Notre Dame gutter guardian.