Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


One thing that is certain in life is "change!" A lot of change has happened in the past 2 years, and the time had come to simplify my life... a smaller and more manageable home and garden. A place where I can live for many, many years . . . grow old and still be able to manage my home and yard. So, a small lot was purchased, home plans drawn up and 5 months of construction ensued. 

Before I moved from my previous home which was located on 6 acres, I potted up 125 plus plants for use in the new garden. These potted plants were temporarily located at my mother's and sister's homes while my new home was built. My mother kept saying, "I don't know where you're going to put all these plants in your new yard." Sometimes I had doubts about that, too. But I have this vision in my mind. You know. The kind of visions that gardeners have when they're dreaming up their new garden.

The only problem is every time I would walk around my new home being built, I noticed that those visions weren't matching up with the reality of "the small garden" that would soon be mine. If they don't all fit... no problem, I'll share them with other gardeners. But, I'm going to do my best to get all my favorites in my garden. Now, all I need to do is finish unpacking all the boxes so I can get my garden going.


TheNotSoPrfctHseWife said...

Aw. We've done the same thing with some of our moves too. We have plants from 2 houses ago.
I'm sure you will find a way and some room.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Bless your heart Susan. I look forward to seeing your new home and gardens. I bet you'll be able to plant a lot of what you brought from old home. How big is your lot?

Happy setting up your new home and gardens.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Jean Campbell said...

I look forward to watching your new garden grow.

I came here from a fraction of an acre. You can put in more than you would believe.

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