Check out these photographs of La Louve, the private garden of Nicole de Vésian in Bonnieux, Provence, France. This influential garden has multiple terraces filled with elegant topiary and sculpted trees.
An elegant, slow-growing small tree, Picea pungens ‘Hillside’ is a dwarf form, reaching 3 to 6 feet tall in 10 years, creating a flattened pyramid. Stiff bottlebrushes of needles are blue-gray-green. Zones 3 to 7.
The Lynx gas-fired Power Burner is a dinner accessory worth donning. It has a dual-ring cast-brass burner that can be ramped up to an extreme 46,000 BTUs. The grate is made to hold substantial stockpots — Low Country boil, anyone? Other features include easy-to-see controls lit with blue LEDs, a fully extendable drip pan and a removable stainless-steel cover. 888-879-2322, lynxgrills.com