Just a story

blueangel(7b)June 23, 2008

I thought about this the other day

and thought I would share it with

you all.

This is some years back the house

I lived in had a brick walk that

went up the fron from the street

around the side of the house to the

back with a large brick patio.The

gardens filled the front yard and side

from the house to the walk were gardens of

hostas the patio shades by two old and very

large oaks.Now down the hill from my house

lived this elderly couple who had the largest

butterfly bush(tree) I had ever seen.It spread

across the front lawn and was at least ten feet tall.

I noticed one day that there house was for sale .

I came home one day to find plants lining the walk

as I parked and walked up the walk I noticed the plants

continued around the house and to the patio,the patio

was completly covered with potted plant as well the walk.

I went inside upset that someone would just bring these

plants and do this,when I heard a noise outside I went

to see what was going on and I saw this elderly couple

pulling a red wagon with plants in it up the hill to my

driveway,I went out on the porch and asked them what they

were doing,she replied we are moving to be near our son

in California and we knew from your beautiful gardens that

you would take good care of these for us.Now what could I

say,it turned out that there were over two hundred plants

this couple in the eighties hualed up the hill in a red wagon.I became the care taker of there plants that they so



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rosebush(z7 NC)

How wonderful! :) Thanks for sharing such a sweet story.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 10:37AM
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quirkpod(7 Lewisville NC)

That was incredible! What in the world did you do? I guess you had to have a plant swap and give some away, but you probably got some very interesting things for your own garden. Do tell.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 4:32PM
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The majority were donated to the local
arboretum for their greenhouse.
way to many catus and some really cool


    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 5:31PM
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That's such an awesome story. I am really inspired to garden by the elderly couple next door -- if only I had as much time... I certainly wouldn't have know what to do with so many plants just popping up around my house!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2008 at 7:48AM
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