You know you're getting old when you start appreciating gardens and want to spend time there. When we moved house, one of the hardest things was leaving our beautiful garden which had been beautifully and professionaly landscaped for us, after Aaron and Noah passed away. I especially hated having to leave lots of trees and plants that Aaron had planted himself, and beautiful trees and bushes that people had given us after Noah passed away.
There were so many plants and trees that I wished that I could take with us, but there was one in particular. It was a beautiful flowering cherry tree which Aaron planted after Noah passed away, as he wanted to make a special garden for him.
I was so happy when the buyer of our old house agreed that we could take a couple of special things including the flowering cherry tree. My friends Kelvin and Annette were awesome and came and dug up the tree and a couple of plants and herbs and replanted them for me at our new house. It was a terrible time of the year to be transplanting plants because it was the end of summer, so I knew that there was a chance that they wouldn't survive.
I watered the tree and plants day and night during summer. When autumn hit I noticed the leaves changing colour, but actually thought that the tree was dying. I was so happy when I spring came as I finally knew that the tree had survived the move.
The tree looks just as healthy as it did at our old house. It's so nice to have it here with us as it reminds me of the love that Aaron had for Noah and how hard he worked to make a special garden for him.
The herbs which I got cuttings from at our old house, are also doing well.
Aaron's Hawks gnome sits proudly in the herb garden. It always makes me smile when I see it as it makes me think about my crazy hawks fanatic, and how excited he was when he got it from some of the teachers he worked with.
The veggie garden that Kelvin and Annette came and built and planted out for me is also doing well. I'm looking forward to some yummy summer veggies, and hopefully some raspberries from some raspberry canes which we planted.
It's nice to finally have my own lemon tree too.
I'm not a gardener at all, so it's nice to have moved to a house where the garden is well established and has so many beautiful flowers coming out now that it's spring.
As hard as the last two year have been and still are, I feel like I have many blessings in my life right now, and I'm so glad that I made the very hard decision to sell our house and move. It will never fully feel like home without Aaron and Noah here with us, but it's nice to feel settled here, and to have such a pretty garden to spend time in.