Freitag, 15. September 2017

Goodbye, my dear first garden


Dear readers,
today´s post is about saying goodbye to my first garden, the lovely place where my garden passion began. Six years ago I moved out from my parent´s home into a small flat with a nice little garden. I had always loved plants and thus was delighted to have my own space for gardening. Back then I hand´t known all too much about gardening, but with the years I have become more and more enthusiastic about plants and gardening. In my small garden I have grown all kinds of plants, but particularly roses and peonies. I planted over 30 roses in six years. Last year, the point came where there was no more space for any more plants. Luckily, at the same time my parents decided to buy a house with a garden and they offered me to take over their former garden, which they have had since I and my sister were little. The new garden is about six times as big as my small little garden, and I am delighted to finally have more space for gardening. I have been gardening in the ´new garden´ for one year now and this is also the garden I have been blogging about recently. 

However, I did not only take over my parent´s garden last year, but in the last two months I have been moving into their former flat, which they also offered me to take over. I initially only planed to take over the garden, but since my parent´s flat is almost double the size of my old flat, but at the same time affordable and only a three minutes walk from the new garden, taking over my parent´s flat seemed the right decision. This meant moving out from my first flat and thus also leaving my dear first garden. It was a hard decision for me to make as I loved both the flat and the garden, but especially the garden. I loved walking outside my flat, taking in the delicious scent of roses. I would have never left my first flat and garden if I had not had the chance to take over my parent´s garden. Leaving my small garden is hard, but having my parent´s former garden, as well as a new flat with three terraces (I will post about the terraces soon), makes it a bit easier. 

I left most of my roses and other plants in the small garden. Only the plants that were in pots I took with me. The woman who took over my flat and garden asked me to leave the garden as it is and I hope that she will enjoy it as much as I did. Creating the small garden over the last six years has been an exciting process for me. I have learned so much about gardening during these years. In the last few days I have been looking at the pictures I took of my small garden during the last six years and I chose some to share in this post. I also included a picture of the garden from six years ago. 

Hope you enjoy!
Lisa

Rosa Rhapsody in Blue


the garden when I moved in

the garden last year


Rosa Harlow Carr

Rosa Captain John Ingram


Rosa Captain John Ingram


Rosa Jubilee Celebration


Rosa Russeliana













Rosa Harlow Carr


Rosa Russeliana


Rosa Russeliana


Rosa Wisley 2008










Rosa Albertine






                                


Rosa Heidi Klum




Rosa Russeliana


Kommentare:

  1. Dear Lisa, it seems sad to leave your first garden,but life is saying goodbye all the time. It is also welcoming new things. Reflecting and looking forward. Your desision is right to start a larger garden and flat. You have learnt from your first garden and will not make the same mistakes you made before. Soon dear Lisa, soon your new garden will feel like the old one. Only better. I am sure! Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Dear Hetty,
      thank you a lot for your nice comment!
      Best wishes,
      Lisa

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  2. I can see why it was such a difficult decision to make, your garden was really a labor of love (and beautiful as well!)

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    1. Thank you a lot for your nice comment!

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