It was absolutely incredible to watch them work. Martin had not only done an amazing job in designing our garden, but also in coordinating so many people at once. They were all members of the Tasmanian Association of Landscapers and everyone was assigned to their particular area and it was amazing to watch them work. If I didn't take photos every twenty minutes or so I missed something as it all came together so fast.
While all the landscapers were working hard on the outside, Lisa, Simone and Mum helped with getting morning tea organised (thank you to Andi and Nicole the amazing Cupcake Fairy, who also helped with feeding the hungry workers). Once morning tea was finished, they then cleaned all of my windows, inside and out. It was just a waste of time washing the outside of them before as they just got dirty and dusty all the time as we had no garden.
I'm so blown away that Aaron's cousin Tracey and daughter Jessi-Rose were able to organise such an amazing thing to happen. To have my whole garden done in the one day, by so many professional people is just a dream come true. I was so happy today watching it all come together, but then so sad at the same time to know why it was happening. I wished things were different and would live forever without a landscaped yard if I could have Noah and Aaron back, but I know that's not possible. So many people ask me how they can help, and I always say there is nothing that they can do, as it's true but this was definitely something that has helped me and the boys, and wasn't something I ever dreamed to be possible.
Because so many people and businesses had donated time, equipment and supplies to go towards the garden we knew it was important that they be recognised so tonight the Southern Cross news ran a story about it. They said it was nice to have a good news story to report on and I'm so glad that the Tasmanian Association of Landscapers were able to be recognised as they were so generous and kind in what they did for us today. Other businesses had also donated to help feed the volunteers including Coles and Boags.
Martin thought it was important to have as much space in the yard for the boys to play, so we decided together to move the rockery that Aaron had built, and placed the flowering cherry tree over in the other garden against the fence. They also extended the beds out that Aaron built and just added more plants into it, and it looks beautiful.
In one day the yard has gone from this...
Tonight Harri was looking out the window and said 'it makes me really happy whenever I look out there'. Thank you so much Tracey and Jessi-Rose for being so kind and wanting to help us in such an amazing way.