Have you ever taken a trip down memory lane and kind of wished you hadn't? After going through some old garden photos, I was somewhat bummed out, o.k., a lot bummed out. Ten years ago the busyness of life caused a slow down, a detour if you will, in my gardens progress. At the same time, other changes out of my control also transformed my garden space. Two old Live Oaks, too close to the house, were removed. Later that year, some nasty winds uprooted several Old Garden Roses and a Drake Elm. It was about that time that I began downsizing the gardens, trying to get them to a less time consuming size. A year later, we removed some of the garden space and installed sod. I know, what was I thinking?!!! Still, so grateful for what I have and looking forward to what my gardens will be ten years from now. Here are some pictures of then and now.
|Then... the two Live Oaks that were removed ten years ago.|
|Ten years ago...many more roses than now.|
|Then... garden was fuller, wilder.|
|Then... the beginnings of our Confederate Jasmine vine, so, there are some improvements.|
|Jasmine vine today.|
|Now...yes, I think all the shade gardens are improved.|