It has me thinking ...
What will the next homeowner/gardener do with the garden? Remove all the native plants? Remove the non-native plants?
Will they cultivate the "wild" woodland garden?
Will I take some plants with me?
If so, which ones?
What plants will I miss the most?
Which sections of the garden will I miss?
Obviously, I can't take everything with me. But the container plants will travel well.
The woodland garden will be at the mercy of the next owner.
I'll ask to take cuttings of my great-grandfather's Roses.
Probably some Hellebores. And a few other favorite perennials.
I know many of you have had similar experiences--some of you very recently. Some of you will move very soon.
It's a delicate situation, isn't it? Any advice for those of us just beginning to think about moving?
Right now, my heart is hurting a little thinking about it.
The good thing is, we won't be moving soon. We have too much work to do to get the house ready for sale. So I'll have a little time to think about this difficult transition ...
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On another note, I'm very tardy with thank-yous to two of my favorite garden bloggers.
Last fall, Donna at Garden Walk, Garden Talk randomly picked my name to win this nifty foldable, rollable, traveling bag. It came in very handy during my trip to London.
And then more recently, Donna at Garden's Eye View picked me randomly to win the book "Pollinators of Native Plants," by Heather Holm. Great book, and perfect timing as I'm researching native plants and the pollinators that visit them.
I rarely win things, so these events were very exciting. And I apologize to the two Donnas for my late public acknowledgment of their generous gifts.
Thank you, dear friends!