Moving Along

Tornado weather made they sky weird and everything vivid.
Tornado weather made they sky weird and everything vivid.

We had some wicked weather this weekend with a few tornado’s touching down in towns near to us, but thankfully none actually upon us. This house has stood for 129 years so the likely hood of one coming directly through this area is slim based on that (I hope).

This past Friday I began to dig up my plantings and transfer them to pots. I am so thankful I kept most of the plastic pots that some of my plants originally came in. It’s starting to look bare in my eyes, but there are still plenty of plantings that were here originally.

Hosta getting ready to be moved to a holding area.
Hosta getting ready to be moved to a holding area.
Holding area.
Holding area.
Starting to look like a garden centre!
Starting to look like a garden centre!
Using every container possible.
Using every container possible.

The plants I have been digging up are from the front of the house. I started here because they are directly in the ground and I don’t want it to be mistaken they belong with the house. As well there will soon be painters working around the house and I don’t want the plants to be trampled upon.  Next weekend I will remove the Confederate Jasmine and the old vegetable beds since they are almost against the side of the house and the painters will require access.

I will also begin to remove plants from the other raised beds and this project will need to continue every weekend until completed. Of course at the same time I need to pack up everything in the house. Ugh!

During my time in the garden this weekend the azalea’s were in full bloom as well as a few other plants. It’s kind of sad dismantling my garden, but I know a wonderful new garden is in the near future.

A very old fuschia azalea near the raised beds.
A very old fuschia azalea near the raised beds.
A very old white azalea in front of the house.
A very old white azalea in front of the house.
A dwarf pink azalea out front.
A dwarf pink azalea in front of the porch.
A clover patch.
Clover patch.
A vibrant clematis.
A vibrant clematis.

 

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