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AEDM2017 – day 10 – and nature will save you

AEDM2017 – day 10 – and nature will save you

Tammy November 10, 2017 2 comments
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I think I mentioned I deal with SAD some years.  Well, it’s hitting hard this year.  I was weakened by all the stress the last 4 months I’m sure.  Anyways, I woke this morning in the midst of it.  I recognize it and I have my counters.  Today’s counter is trees.  Nature will save you.  I have a visceral experience of the changes I am making to the front yard of my new home – changes that will save my sanity.  My whole body feels joy.

Today a very large magnolia was planted, along with a weepy Juniper in the front yard, and 2 different hollies and 3 arbor vitae.

When I got here, all was grass in the front and side yards.  I came from the trees.  It felt like a foreign land.

medwick - before before

 

front and side of house - all grass

front and side of house – all grass

side yard

side yard

One of the things I promised myself was that I could spend the money I had made this year to get rid of some of the grass.

I’ve posted on facebook previously the two different “wave” gardens (as opposed to straight line, symettrical) I planted at two different times already.  I love them.

the wo wave gardens - the one with Buddha went in first. Then I added the one in the background and took down two scraggly evergreens surround by railroad ties

the two wave gardens – the one with Buddha went in first. Then I added the one in the background and took down two scraggly evergreens surround by railroad ties

And today the front yard lost more grass.  I gained a very large magnolia (I don’t have time to wait for slow growers to grow, I’m starting big so I can enjoy them NOW)(this is a total gift to my spirit).

magnolia

magnolia

I gained a weepy juniper that has a botanical name I can’t remember.  Hubby likes them.  So I bought it.

aedm2017 - day 10 - weepy juniper

I gained 2 different hollies – 1 skinny and 1 fat, and the 3 arbor vitae.

side yard now

side yard now

2nd view of side yard

2nd view of side yard

And even losing my tree spirit sculpture unexpectedly to the wind didn’t quite bring me all the way down from the high of my forming forest.

aedm2017 - day 10 - after front - hard to see juniper

Bye bye grass.

I have to sell a few more houses – I need more plants.  🙂  If you know anyone looking in Prince George’s or Southern MD, let me know.  🙂

In Category : AEDM 2017

Comments

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  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 11, 2017
    Tammy

    OMG! It looks so much prettier and homier!! Love it!! 🙂

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 11, 2017
    Tammy

    I was in charge of a neighborhood playground project and when I met with the landscape designer, he asked what I was looking for. I said ANYTHING that was NOT a straight line. So he created curves and circles. The curves tied the various playground and bbq areas, and the circles were where the equipment was placed. I was quite pleased, and I love what you have done, too. Nature doesn’t go in straight lines and losing some grass is always a great thing for the ecology.

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