Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring 2012 Is In Full Swing

Recently I arrived at a decision to reduce the size of the garden in the front yard.  My existing garden meanders around all four sides of the house.  For a few years now I've been having trouble maintaining everything to my standards.  I started the garden as a source of relaxation and enjoyment.  Lately I feel like all my spare time must be devoted to it and I don't like that feeling.  I'm currently in the process of removing and reshuffling plants.  Two friends have already left with truckloads of fairly choice shade plants.  Another friend is taking a couple of the larger shrubs.  Last weekend I reset the new front bedline.  Phase two will be to remove the rest of the plants and reset the back bedline.  Phase three will be installing new lawn.  Not that I have any immediate plans to do so but I'm also hoping that when the time comes to sell my house I'll have the garden reduced to a size that will not scare away the average buyer.  At this point any normal person would run screaming for the hills.

When I think of all the time I spent removing grass to initially design the front garden I have to chuckle at the new turn of events.  By most people's standards I still have a large front garden.  By most people's standards I will probably always have a large front garden.  When the time comes to sell I may just have to turn my back and hire someone to pull everything out and plant grass as I doubt I'll be able to accomplish that particular task myself.  In the meantime I'll just edit here and there and hope for the best.


  1. Surprised to find a page view from IdyllHaven ! Could there be more than one Idyll Haven I asked myself ? Of course not !

  2. You caught me, Kathy! It's probably not really ready for prime time. In a moment of weakness I decided to try this. Just one more thing I can't keep up You're going to laugh...I bookmarked yours but not on the Home page so everytime I checked it just showed your last post being after the Buffalo Garden Walk. Imagine my surprise when I went to book mark it today! Sheesh!

    1. I wondered why that post on Buffalo was so popular !