You put your heart and soul into a garden year afer year...changing it, tweaking it, maintaining it and enjoying it and in return it rewards you with immeasurable pleasure. So, it's not an easy thing to leave a garden behind when the time comes, but the time did come for us and a month ago I bid farewell to my garden of 11 years.
It wasn't an unexpected good-bye, but nonetheless it's never easy to leave it all behind...not knowing how the new owners will change it and which plants will be removed. If I could I would have taken them all with me...or at least more of my favorites. But I did, indeed move several truck loads of potted plants which I'm now in the process of planting them one by one in the new garden.
And, even though the new garden isn't really "brand new"(as you can see by the photos below)...it's been a work in progress for the past 5 years...it's still in its infancy. It's showing signs of maturing and it's offering me lots of opportunities for growth. So, even though it's sad to say farewell to my old garden...which I do miss... I am happy to finally be "home" and look forward to tinkering in my new garden for many years ahead.