I am an avid (addicted) gardener who lives in zone 8b/9. I got the gardening bug when I bought my house in 2005. There were just a few azaleas growing onto the house and not much else. Starting with a blank slate, I planted my first bed in the spring of 2006 and that's all I needed to begin a marathon of bed building throughout my yard. My goal is to create a "park-like" atmosphere - a place to escape and appreciate all that a garden offers. I'm looking to create some type of diary on the progression of my garden and share my gardening experiences. The good, the bad and the ugly!

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Good Bye Bellevue
by Jason Redmon - posted 02/28/14

We moved!  I still can't believe it. Although this is a good move and an opportunity that we couldn't pass up, I am still feeling sad about leaving the garden.  I loved my garden on Bellevue Street.  It started from nothing and developed through the years into a secret, special place.  My own private sanctuary .Even though I was in the center of the city, the garden had me feeling that I was far away from anything and anyone.  I have been fine with letting go of the house, which I loved, but leaving the garden has been harder than I thought.  It will always have a special place in my heart. 

It taught me so much about myself.  As the trees and shrubs grew, so did I.  The garden taught me patience.  It also grounded me.  I was connected with nature there.  


The beginning:


I planted the Viburnum in March of 2007.

My first bed was the foundation bed.  I scraped all of the grass and built the bed myself.  That Little Gem Magnolia was so scrawny.  


The Loropetulm grew up to be beautiful trees.  

After the foundation bed,  The gardening bug hit and there was no stopping me....

Through the years, the garden evolved.

And as the garden grew, so did my love for mulch.

Little Gem and Loropetulm are now grown up.


And so is the Viburnum




Good bye sweet, sweet garden. You have been a labor of love and a wonderful teacher.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.






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