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A Trip Down Memory Lane ~ My Former Garden

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Today I'm taking you with me on a trip down memory lane to my former garden. Our brick split-level sat on a seventy-five by one hundred foot lot in a development established in the 1950s and looked pretty much like all the other homes around us. Over the course of thirteen years, using landscaping , paint and accents, we transformed this cookie-cutter house into a country cottage home. This tiny garden was a joy to me, open to our friends and neighbors and was even featured on several garden tours. But time marches on. All those steps inside and outside and the sloped front yard made this a home we realized we could not grow old in. Five years ago, we began making a new garden and an older ranch home our own.
But , once in a while, I have to look back and remember that lovely little garden which I'll always carry in my heart.
Read about the process and see more pictures at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/a-trip-down-memory-lane-my-former-garden/ also http://pinterest.com/barbrosen/my-former-garden/

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Feb 22, 2013

    I can so relate to your feelings, Barb. I left behind my first real garden at my house in New York last fall. There was nothing there when I bought the house and the site was very challenging, literally tucked into the side of hill, but eventually the gardens were nice enough that they were twice featured as part of the Garden Conservancy's "Open Days" program. Then I bought a house in Florida, with nothing but sand and weeds, and the adventure began again, with a whole new world of plants to learn. I love my new home and what my garden is becoming here, but, oh, I do look back...

  • Sharon @ mrs. hines class
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class Spring, TX
    on Feb 22, 2013

    Oh, I was sad to leave behind my first garden too. Almost everything I planted was a transplant from family... So, it was a sentimental garden. And I created the whole landscape...there was nothing there but leaves and pine needles when we moved in. That house is where I learned to make beds, what plants required shade, part shade, etc. Such a great and memorable experience.

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Feb 22, 2013

    You do understand, @Douglas Hunt , if you have made such a wonderful garden and had to say good-bye to it ! I don't know about you, but I wish I'd taken a lot more pictures!

  • Debbie Borthwick
    Debbie Borthwick Canada
    on Feb 22, 2013

    We had to leave behind a home with beautiful gardens, too. We started with a blank slate and built a wonderful property. When we had to move to another city, the gardens were what sold the house. The buyers really wanted a pool, but were so happy with the yard they sacrificed their wants.

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE
    on Feb 22, 2013

    @Sharon @ mrs. hines class , you are absolutely right! This was a wonderful classroom where I learned many things about plants and maintaining a garden, lessons I'll never forget!

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