Hi. I’m awkward. But I think you already knew that.
I think this is the first time I have ever blogged about the weather where I am not complaining about it. It is OCTOBER and we have had nothing but SUN. WHAT!? Is this real life!? Is the actually VANCOUVER!? I’m so confused. Everyone keeps saying Halloween is coming up but it’s August so I have no idea what they are talking about.
The gardens at the house are a total disaster. I was looking at pictures when we first went to view the house and everything is so lush and green! Now everything is dead. I did my best to water everything but when you are not there erryday it kind of gets hard. Plus, scaffolding kills plants. This is OK because I have a master plan (I think) and my master plan involves removing some of the plants that are in the gardens because I don’t like them. Plus there is a lot of random stuff going on and I want some symmetry. The only problem is, I am totally clueless. Thankfully I have cousins and mothers who know things about plants.
My Aunt and Uncle have a backyard that is similar to ours in that it had giant trees and a lot of shade, so we are going over there on Sunday to get some inspiration as to what we can do in our backyard. Plus, my Aunt is giving me some clippings of her plants so I can grow them in my garden. Ain’t no party like a free plant party.
Chad’s parents just moved into a brand new house and his Mom was having a tough time figuring out what to do with their backyard (it is quite the down size from the one she used to have) so she hired a landscaper/plant designer/back yard genius to give her some ideas. The drawings she came away with were quite inspiring!
I have spent enough time watering the front and back gardens this summer that I think I have a pretty good idea how I would like things set up. I just need to be patient because now is not the time to start messing around with the garden when we don’t even have a finished house! However, I am quite excited to chat with my cousins and my mothers to get some ideas of what might work in our space. I am also excited to cozy up with some gardening books this winter and start to plan our backyard oasis!