7 Aug 2015

High Five!

 [2007]

It started off as a way of cleaning up a rather long, narrow, and somewhat shaded  area between two houses. Didn't really bother asking for permission.

[2009]

By 2009 things were looking very lush and green, and I'd discovered that I had a thing for foliage plants, not to mention gardening in the shade!

[2009]

I was also discovering what would be some of my favourite plants, thanks in large part to having discovered Lost Horizons!

[2009]

And then there were the cases of serendipity.... when you plant two or three plants in close proximity to one another to somewhat staggering results. I had so many people asking about the variegated Persicaria, and even more wanting to know what the plant was that looked like shredded umbrellas!

 [2010]

By 2010, the garden had settled into itself - well those plants that had remained during the sleep, creep and leap mentality that most gardeners embrace.


[2010] 

Another of my favourite shots! As the garden grew, so did my desire to record it for posterity sake. I am still shocked with some of the stunning compositions that I have been able to capture by using the kneel, point and shoot technique. There have been no fancy lenses or lessons for me.

[2010]

[2011]

By 2011, I'd discovered that my garden was indeed my sanctuary. I'm not a people person. Introverted. Opinionated. Somewhat standoffish around strangers. In the garden it is me and what I have come to refer to as 'my children.' The remainder of photos are fro 2012. In the past three years little has changed overall. I thought in 2013 that I was going to have to remove all of the plants from in between the houses, as the neighbour sold theirs, but in the end the 'vegetation' [as the realtor so eloquently referred to my children as!!!] was seen as a bonus, as there is no access to their backyard on this, the left side of the property!








1 comment:

Jane Hoehoegrow said...

So good to see the development of your garden ... and so pleased that your 'children' were not evicted and turned out onto the street!