Or maybe the title should be Hello Again.
There have been dramatic changes here at The Fairegarden*.
The decision was made last year to move house.
The old house was sold. A new house was purchased. Not in that order. It is done.
Bits of the old garden were moved to the new location, about an hour from the old slope. Those things not potted up, but rather rudely yanked from the earth were planted into a holding bed. We will try to keep them alive until proper beds can be made for them.
Many carloads of garden-y stuff were brought to the new house. The above photo was taken in the new garden. All other photos in this post were taken at the old garden, the day before moving day.
Most of the garden was left for the new owners to enjoy. May they receive as much or more joy from the house and garden as we did. (Hey, to Lou and Andy!)
In the journal pages of yearly plant purchases there is but one entry for 2014. So far. This new little tree will be a focal point in the now blank slate of level crabgrass lawn, it is hoped. The wedding cake tree, Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ will be planted after the beds have been visualized and laid out.
We are not to that point yet. There is still renovation going on inside the new house and boxes are stacked high, waiting to be unpacked. I can’t find my shoes. As the new garden evolves there will be entries of before and after. Perhaps you, dear readers will wish to follow the progress. I missed you. Onward.
* The Fairegarden is defined here as the place where I garden. It is a metaphysical location that moves when I move. I am not only the gardener, I am the garden and the garden is me.