|West Terrace Looking Toward Lionness|
|West Terrace Patio With Pond|
|West Terrace Patio Looking North|
|Long View of West Terrace Looking From Lionness|
|South Terrace Looking Towards Blue Wall|
|Garden View of Lawn Sweeping to Pink Chairs|
I have to tell you that it was a monumental task getting the house ready for sale, all the while keeping the garden looking in top notch shape. But now that task is done, and we can just sit back and wait for the offers to roll in!
You may want to know why we are selling. Well, we are both (my husband and I) reaching retirement age and we decided that we wanted to downsize. So we are moving to Port Ludlow, Washington, which is a small, master planned community just over the Hood Canal Bridge on the Olympic Peninsula. It is pretty much out in the woods and seems much more rural than Bainbridge Island. You can read more about it here. Port Ludlow is full of walking trails and on my many walks with my dog I have seen the following wildlife: deer, coyotes, bobcat, bear, racoons, rabbits, and eagles.
We have bought a smaller house in Port Ludlow that is new construction on a half acre lot. The lot has some awful landscaping on it which I propose to eventually replace with better things. First, though, I will have to improve the soil which is very sandy and not very nutrient rich. In Port Ludlow there are restrictions on what you can do in the way of landscaping on your lot, but I think I can work with those restrictions. Chief among them is a prohibition on fencing.
The climate in Port Ludlow is very similar to that on Bainbridge. It is, after all, only an hour's drive from Bainbridge. It is probably a little bit cooler than Bainbridge and a little bit dryer, since it is in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. Supposedly, it only gets 20 some inches of rain a year. In future posts, I will show pictures of the new place, and will have tales of creating a new garden. Meanwhile, I will still blog about what is going on in the garden at Froggy Bottom until the place is sold.