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inheriting a garden

Posted by rebaru z5 QC (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 25, 11 at 10:48

i have been in my first home with a garden almost 10 years. I inherited: hedges, an avenue maple in the front ( :-( ), an apple tree in the back, a couple of lilacs, and .... well, the above plants i kept, and there weren't a lot of others. To a large extent I had a blank slate, which i was pleased about. BUT i wonder what it is like to inherit/buy a lovely garden, that yields surprises all through the first year of discovery, and inspires any new direction in the garden. any stories about that?

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RE: inheriting a garden

The first spring in my new home was pretty sad. Just enough tulips, rhubarb and a few mystery plants appeared, but I didn't know what direction to go. Would more things show up? If I start digging, would I damage a potentially grand display of something? Well, I waited and waited til I couldn't stand it any longer. Off to the garden center. Returned with a truck load of stuff and just took my chances! Turned out that nothing else ever popped out!

Here is a link that might be useful: Help Around the Yard

RE: inheriting a garden

how odd, your useful link.

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