While I was over at Serenity recently it nearly broke my heart to see my lovely garden as it is now so neglected. Some of the plants have died from lack of care and water.
Because the remaining rose bushes were so bad I decided to cut them out as well. One was a beautiful Red, and the other a Yellow. The Peace rose was just a gnarled stump in the ground with a small twig so that went too. I just didnt want to see them die lingering deaths.
The top two photos of the collage are of the rock wall garden on the left when my son first made it, and the other photo was taken from the top as it is now. You can still see a bit of sad rosemary bush among the grass and weeds.
The bottom two photos are of the rose garden, on the left in its glory, and on the right as it is now. Among the grass are the remains of my shasta daisies, and a cactus.
Unfortunately himself is just a stubborn old git and has decided because he failed at growing a few beans when he was a boy he does not want anything to do with looking after gardens. r.i.p. my garden...all those years I tended to you were for nothing, but gave me pleasure.
|Top left the original garden with lavenders and rosemary . Top right looking down onto this garden from the top. Bottom Left the rose garden how it looked when I was there. Bottom right now full of weeds and grass.|