House up for sale - A small tribute to my garden
Maybe you've gone through this: The heartbreak of putting your house up for sale and having to leave your beloved garden behind.
I instructed our realtor to advertise our house as a 'gardener's paradise.' Once my garden was featured in a local paper (an article on artists who put found objects (junk) in their gardens). My gardens have some history. Back in the 70's a killer tornado skipped over our backyard berm just missing the house.
My gardens looked their best about 4 years ago, so I've mounted lots of pictures from that summer on a poster titled 'Think Summer!' 3 photos placed side by side create a panoramic view of the berm out our kitchen window. Hostas, colorful perennials and green, green grass is what I see when I wash the dishes...
I have no idea where we are going to move, except that for now it will be somewhere in the northwest suburbs of Detroit. This time we want a more natural setting. Maybe a native plants garden. Less work!
I feel a little better just writing this. Thanks for listening!
Do you have some thoughts to share on leaving your garden behind?
Marlene in Michigan