Goodbye garden

March 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm 2 comments

Here begins the slow goodbye as we trade our current in Calgary’s frigid Zone 3 for a patio full of pots in Vancouver’s lovely Zone 8. When we arrived in our current home almost three years ago the gardens were a blank slate. And now, just when things are finally settling in and filling out, it’s time to move cities.

I love gardening. There are few things I would rather do than spend my days planting, digging and tending to a garden: nothing is more peaceful, calming and real to me than cultivating a little plot of land and watching it grow.

What’s pictured above and below here – the pots and the six inches of dirt are similar to what’s available in our new place. I guess in some ways things won’t change at all. In Calgary I can see the first chives and my pretty violets starting to poke through the earth. I think if I can take a few of them along with me to Vancouver that will be enough.


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New beginnings Small space gardens

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  • 1. Ms. S  |  March 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I understand completely. When we moved from our last house all I wanted to do was dig up my entire shade bed and take it all with me. I had to convince myself how much more fun it would be to start a brand new one. And it will be for you too! 🙂

  • 2. A new garden begins « Nest and Sparkle  |  May 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    […] short weeks until we’ll have fresh salad greens and chard to enjoy. I thought I would miss my old garden a lot more, but it turns out that the joy of creating something new seems to cancel out those […]

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