Goodbye my Lovely (garden)

I’m going to be super busy this week with a huge project at work–and then I have to move.

We finally did get an offer on our house, but it’s contingent on our being out of the house by July 30th. So, I am a bit frantic trying to manage both packing and work.

It is also hard to leave a garden that I’ve been tweaking for over 6 years, and that is really at it’s peak this time of year.

I’ve got a mixture of native prairie plants and some prettier exotics to keep something in bloom as early as possible. It’s also frustrating that all the tomatoes and other veggies I planted this year haven’t really started to set fruit because of the cold summer we’re having.  (I do have a lot of peas, though!)

I will miss my house, but I also am relieved to not be driving across the state every morning and night. I will definitely miss all the money I threw into it and that is gone forever too, but mostly….

Goodbye my lovely house and garden.


Everyone keep your fingers/tentacles/ whatever crossed and hope there’s no more unexpected problems before closing!

9 thoughts on “Goodbye my Lovely (garden)

  1. Hope the new owners appreciate that gorgeous garden. Gardening is a labor of love, and TBH it’s cheap therapy (though not as cheap as one might think). Packing is one of my least favorite things to do (We once moved 5 times in 3 years), but ultimately this sounds like a good thing. It’s time to pass the pruners to the next owner. I’ve heard they have gardens in Kalamazoo too!

  2. I am also facing a possible move that will mean leaving the garden I’ve created and tended for two years. It is just starting to come into its own and I am sad about leaving it, but if we do move, it will be to a better place.

    I’m going to have to stop myself from digging up all those bulbs I planted!

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