Just had a huge thunderstorm here and it was a test of the French drains and the mini landscape. The drains kept the water from pouring down the hill toward the mini garden so they did their job. But the soil under the garden is solid clay so the parts that I tilled did better than the path which is still solid clay. I had planned to dig down about an inch and put marble chips on the path but I think I will also need to put in some holes filled with stone, maybe about a foot deep, to drain away the heavy rains. As you can see, I am also putting in edging to keep the soil off the path and that seems to have worked. One tiny step forward…two steps back?