Flowergardengirl is starting over with brand new gardens in spring 2016. I’ll be moving in just two short months. We should move the end of November or the first of December. We are downsizing and adding a pretty pergola off the back of our townhome. I will continue to write garden articles and visit places to write about. I’m so glad to be feeling better after 3 long years of barely feeling like getting out of bed.
If you are just catching up, I came down with a rare form of shingles called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. For me, it was almost life threatening. Everything in my life came to a stop. Normal shingles stays in your spine and branches out at mid section of your body. RHS goes to the nerves of the face through your trigeminal nerve. All the nerves on the right side of my face were eaten by the virus. I was in lots of pain with sores in my mouth and deep in my ear. I was paralyzed for a long time.
Hey but I’m so much better today and very little pain. My husband is retired full time and we’ve decided to get rid of this big old house and move to a fun place with walking trails and access to things we do. We are going to travel more and that means I’ll be writing lots more in 2016. I have missed it. The folks who buy and read my stories have missed me. Feels good to be missed.
I will still garden but do so more cleverly. You will see what I do with our pergola…with swings…and a nice sitting area. I will be showing more of how you can really live in your backyard as an extension of the home. People aren’t buying real big houses much anymore. And this baby boomer age is downsizing like crazy.
There will be a small backyard with garden space. I will have a lot of containers with mixed vegetable and flower teams. Yes teams of flowers that compliment each other and help fight insects together.
I have gone back to planting flowers and seasonal plantings for some businesses. I have taken just a few customers back under my wing. Photos will follow as the plantings come in.
Stay tuned for some cool photography.
I will see you soon to show you the progress on our new place. It’s got a farmhouse kitchen! I love to cook and will share more recipes and personal videos or podcasts.
You won’t be bored this year at my blog. You’ll have fun.