As I have told some in conversation, my plan to actually show all of you the extent of what I have accomplished in my gardens, has manifested this day. Just this morning, I edited all of the photographs I took of the gardens, those that I reopened for “business as usual”. My Mother Garden was taken when I had just started working in Her, so She is the only exception of the gardens being finished.
No, two exceptions. There are two gardens remaining that have yet to be touched. I did not show these. They are going to require topsoil with mulch and a border, so I must figure out how much topsoil to order. This will be a Summer project which is going to require the help of my husband. Those two gardens contain bushes and due to the fact they are on an area of our property with a decline, some of the topsoil that had been there has washed away.
Please do enjoy a peek at my gardens. The gardens that look bare or sparse, don’t let them fool you. There are Perennials in those gardens just coming back to Life. I also do plant Annuals to brighten up spots that look empty, so that as well will be going on over a few weeks’ time.
Truth. I almost did not make it, my friends. Between the extreme temperature changes, other Life situations, and the fact that I don’t seem yet to have my full strength back after experiencing the loss of my Dad, there were some days I was not sure if I could continue. Do you know what assisted me in completing this massive undertaking? YOU! Your comments, your encouragement, your LOVE, your interactions with me all within the posts I published, gave me Wind under my Wings. I thank each of you from the bottom of my Heart, for without you, I truly to this day, do not know if I could have finished all I did, within the time frame I did these gardens.
Now, please sit back as I show you the gardens YOU assisted me to reopen. Bless you and ENJOY! I have labeled all of the photographs in the gallery, so if you just hover your cursor on each on, the title will show.
Echo is one of the barn cats who lives next door to us, who is deaf. He of late has become my shadow, as well as my husband’s. You will see him in one of my photos, posing in front of one of my gardens. There are also some images with some of my cats in windows and doors. If you really wish to see them, you can enlarge the photographs. (smile)
Photography/ “Victory!” 2015©AmyRose
[Photographs of gardens taken with my Canon EF-S 17-55mm zoom lens on tripod.]