NOTHING LASTS. I KEEP SAYING IT, reminding myself of this essential fact of every living thing–from the magnolia blossom to the Japanese maple leaves (above) to–yes, that’s right, say it out loud with me–our own human lives. Here at A Way to Garden we like to celebrate each passing in the garden, a reminder to wake up and notice (savor?) everything. Yes, of course that includes the obvious–like overblown flowers on a hydrangea or rose–but it also means the subtler details on the winding-down side of the equation, each one a beautiful, if poignant, miracle in itself.