When we got back from Vancouver Island the first thing we had to deal with was a semi dead tree. I'm not sure if it was wind damage or if it has caught the disease from the neighbour's yard. In any case a half dead tree in your backyard is not a selling feature. Being independent types we chose to remove the limb ourselves. The tree now looks a tiny bit lop sided but you can hardly notice. I mean you would tell me, wouldn't you?
A synonym for lop sided is awry meaning, "away from the appropriate or right course." A word that could well describe me as our house is now SOLD. I feel as if I am living in a stranger's house where I must be careful not to damage anything. At least I can put the family photos back up. Oh how I missed not being able to glance at much loved faces. And I can't seem to shake super clean and tidy mode, a completely alien state I was forced to adopt during the selling process. I've started to tidy friends' houses and even rearrange store displays.
One thing I've learned is a nice garden is not always a bonus. Some people were put off, feeling it would be a lot of work. Well folks, it would be your garden and if you wanted to pour cement over the whole thing you could. Not that I wouldn't come back and at the very least deflate your tires or something.
Fortunately the purchasers love the garden. So for the time being the roses
and Heliopsis and Monkshood