I’m having a difficult time getting into the blogging routine. All my routines are off with the change of seasons. The weather has been off and on…. warm and sunny and cool and rainy. We needed the rain, but damn if it didn’t knock most of the cherry blossoms off my tree before I had a chance to get a good shot. Last year I was managing a children’s store and did next to nothing in the garden (or elsewhere for that matter. Retail Manger – is s job for someone with no life). I have major projects planned, but I’m no longer sure I want to keep investing in a garden I know I’ll be leaving within 3 years. My garden is not the garden that has kept me from blogging and crafting the past 2 weeks. I have a second garden, well, it’s not a garden yet, I have been designing it.
6 years ago I was working as a mortgage assistant part time. The man I worked for had a beautiful house in Cambridge and I worked there while he was between offices. It paid well and my boss was great, but it really wasn’t my cup of tea. When his new office was finished, I told him I would be quitting and he asked me to design his garden. It was fun for me. My home garden is mainly shade and can be windy. His yard had a nice balance of sun and shade and was very protected. I planted the garden and took care of it for 2 years until it was established. Well Dan and his wife now have a child and have moved from Cambridge out to the suburbs. Now I have another garden, this one is over ½ acre with some deep shade areas, a challenge. lots of established trees, a new lawn but no shrubs, no perennials. I have drawn the plan and Thursday we will go select the plants. I am not going to plant this one, but I will supervise. It’s a nice design, a 3 year plan so they don’t break the bank getting it all in. I am going to use the money I make on this to buy a big tree for my front yard to help screen the monstrosity that is my neighbor’s new addition.