It was hard leaving my beautiful turn key farm with all the fancy amenities. It was not hard leaving the bad memories. What was really hard, was leaving my garden that I spent 6 years developing, growing, planning, organizing and watching bloom every summer. I have had a love for big, bright flowers everywhere since my late teens. I have learned a tonne from reading, and trial and error. My new farm is what you would call a "fixer-upper". That is an understatement though. It was more like a glorified animal hoarder, garbage dump with an old Victorian house sat in the middle. Not exaggerating.
|this is after much was already cleaned up|
|where my wild flowers are now...the entire place has already transformed|
Starting a new garden from scratch is sad, but also very rewarding. Plus it is an artists dream because you can shape it anyway you like. I made two gardens this year, beside my side door. The whole area was littered with about 2 feet of garbage, and one area had rabbit hutches before and I shit you not (pun intended) - 2 feet of old rotted rabbit shit. It took me 2 hours to shovel all that rabbit shit out and it was not an easy job! I made a perennial bed beside my house and a wild flower bed across from it. The wild flowers I used one of those Miracle Grow shakers and also the free seeds from Cheerios they were giving out this year to help the bee population.
With a lot of hard work, and love...my garden is blooming for the first time. The rocks around the parameter were all pulled from the barn. The flowers except for a couple, were all taken from my family and friends gardens. I'm really pleased with how well it is coming along for the first year. Next year after I redo the front porch and roof, I will do the front gardens. For now my dad built me a nice big flower box and I will probably plant something there in the next few weeks.
|in the wild flower garden|
|black eyed susan|
|phlox in the wild garden|
|a flower basket on the barn|
|probably should just be a XC right?|
|before bloom - the "garden of weeden" LOL|