Kathy Uszler in Mount Prospect, Illinois certainly did not miss a beat when she downsized from her 34-year-old garden here to her new 55+ retirement community!
"Three years ago I submitted photos of my garden to the GPOD because I was leaving my garden and moving to a 55+ retirement community. We are very happy here and I have worked hard and long to transform this into a new garden in my vision. I did take many transplants from the old garden but have added many more. Plants were put in between 1 and 3 years ago so in time they will fill in more. I told myself when I came here that I would try to keep the size of this garden more manageable, but it is hard not to find new ways to add to the beds. I still have one area between our property and my neighbor next door (whose garden I designed when they first moved here about 10 years ago). You will see it in the background. We will both be expanding our beds to create a garden space between our houses. I have attached photos of the property when we bought it and photos of my garden today."
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