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Category: gardening and the art of life | Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:15 pm

In my lifetime I have moved house and moved house and I never miss the houses so much as the gardens.
I remember the first garden I had, my aunt gave me plants for it and I could still name the plants that were in it- sedum, glory in the snow, come home one day and a digger had made it disappear. I had another garden in a house I rented and saw another digger in that when I came home for lunch one day. I decided to give up until I owned houses. !!

Now I think about gardens I loved and left- did the new owners mind my plants - did the korean lilac come along good- did they appreciate the smelling violets that bloomed all over the front lawns in the spring. I once transplanted (illegally I am sure) several perennials at night time into my new house before the property exchanges were completed !
Now, I am again watching trees grow, and wondering will I see them mature, will my children or maybe strangers. I have a very special tree, a Davidia Involuntra in the front that does not bloom for seventeen years. It is about seven years old and I sometimes wonder if I will see it bloom, or where I will be when it does.
Other days I just think I will get a digger and dig it up and bring it with me. Enough already with leaving plants behind.


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Frank wrote on Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:07 pm:


>>> I once transplanted (illegally I am sure) several perennials at night time into my new house before the property exchanges were completed ! <<<

Wow Miss Rosie that's devoted :) I like the way you think. I too would wonder what I would be doing when a long left behind plant blooms. And is it wondering what I am doing also?




 

eileen wrote on Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:32 pm:


We decided that when we moved to this cottage that we would only stay here for around five yars and then move on. However, I began to make a garden out of the junk heap that we bought with the house. We've now been here for around 22 years and I don't think we'll be moving anytime soon. I just couldn't bear to leave all my plants behind!!




miss rosie wrote on Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:48 pm:


Haha, I am sure the new owners don't talk to the plants as much as I did....




 

glendann wrote on Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:24 am:


This is the first home I've had that I planted lots of flowers I always had big veggie gardens now I have small ones and huge amounts of flowers.I have been here since May of 2003.I would hate to leave my flowers behind.This yard many many years ago was a peanut field and watermelon fields.My home sits right in the middle.I love everyone of my plants.




 

Droopy wrote on Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:55 am:


I left my first garden when I left my first husband. I managed to bring a few favorites with me, but had to leave a lot. I know that If we ever leave here, I'll bring most of my plants with me. Nobody will love them and care for them as we do.





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