Sunday, August 16, 2015

Starting New

If you follow this blog you probably noticed the long absence.  Well we've moved!  So I have been very busy starting an all new Cheesehead Garden.
First, let's rewind to the selling process.  So many people people tried to tell me that I would not be able to take any of my plants with me.  It's simply not true, at least here in Wisconsin.  However, you do have to let your sellers know before you even put your house for sale.  I stated that I would be taking 25% of the perennials with me.  In the end my buyer wanted no plants, so I was able to take 100% of my plants with me.
I had to dig up all my plants in April and May when most weren't even up yet.  So as much as I had things labeled, I still have some that were mislabeled and some I have no clue about.  I put them in pots, pails, cardboard boxes, plastic bags, and fabric plant pots.  Basically anything that would hold a plant.  We had a great realtor who let me keep my 600+ plants at their house until we were ready to move.
So we moved at the very end of May.  It took me until a week or two ago to put all my plants in the ground.  I did have a little set back in July when my gallbladder decided it absolutely, positively must come out.  So now I just have to weed and mulch and I'll be done for this year.
It's a work in progress right now, but I am very excited about what it will look like in a few years.