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!

Posted by Gwen Pearson

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  1. Good luck with the packing and move.

  2. You will have a garden again some day. I promise.

  3. Very sad, great place. But think of all the advantages of your move!

  4. Awe! What a pretty garden! Good luck on your move though? Wait. Where are you going to live?

  5. I’ll be living near Kalamazoo.

  6. You’re present home is so lovely, it must be truly bittersweet to leave such a labor of love.

  7. Hoping everything goes well and closing occurs on schedule. Leaving that garden would be difficult, though.

  8. 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!

  9. 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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