…that I began this blog. Looking through the posts from April 2003, it’s a little disheartening to see how many of those plants I no longer have. But, on the other hand, I have other plants that I didn’t have then and a large vegetable garden and a house in the country with woods and meadows to explore. And we still have the suburban house and garden. All of which is keeping me darned busy. However, one advantage (or disadvantage) of having blogged for seven years is that, upon checking my archives, I often find I’ve already written something I was about to write again. So, if you missed it in 2008, this fifth anniversary post still sums up my feelings quite well.
So where do we go from here? Well, I’m trying to simplify my life a bit. For one thing, I’ve resolved to stop trying to create an ornamental garden in the woods in the country. It’s not that I don’t like woodland gardens any more, but I’ve decided the woodland doesn’t need improving. Here’s where I should have read my own blog, because I claimed when we moved here that I was not going to garden in the woods and then proceeded to do just that.
As for Tangled Branches North, I’m seriously considering hiring a landscaping company to rip out everything and install a standard normal (boring) suburban landscape in the front and sides of the lot. One which can be maintained a few times a year by any crew of guys with power tools and a truck full of mulch. I think it would actually make the house more salable if and when we try to sell it.
Other than that, things will continue pretty much as usual around the old blog here. I’m spending a lot of time in the vegetable garden, but not blogging about it. Got lots of seedlings started, but haven’t blogged about that either. And I’d really like to do a post about green garlic. I asked last year if anybody was interested in reading about that, but it only got 2 votes so I didn’t do it.