A few weeks ago, I was sitting on a patio in the park, watching the sun set behind the sea.
As the hours ticked down, I saw a blue glow above the sea and thought, “This is it.”
I didn’t have any concrete plans for the garden I had just bought.
But it didn’t matter.
I had bought it because I wanted a garden I could share with friends and family.
A year ago, when I was a teenager, I started to think that my life was over and I had no place left to grow.
The first time I heard about lowes landscape curbside, it was through a friend who had just finished her second year at the university.
I was living with my parents in New Brunswick, but we were able to move out to Victoria to be closer to friends.
I still remember sitting in our living room on a warm August afternoon, when the windows rolled down.
We were watching the sunset and thinking, “We have to move.
I can’t leave here.”
The sun was shining, and it was a beautiful day.
I grabbed a chair and got my notebook out to sketch out a plan for the backyard.
But by then it was already too late.
I realized I had to do something to change my life.
The plan was simple.
I would plant a few shrubs and a few vines on the ground, in an area that would be relatively flat.
I also wanted to put some plants around the edges of the patio so that the breeze wouldn’t blow away and the sun would stay high.
I’d also try to keep the shade down, so that I could create a natural barrier to keep mosquitoes away.
After a few weeks of planning, I decided that I would move forward with the project.
I packed up the garden, packed up everything I had, and drove to the lowest point of my house.
When I arrived, I had planted a few plants and was about to plant a couple more.
But then I thought, How would I put the rest of the plants up if I was going to be away for so long?
I was devastated.
I drove home and immediately went to work.
I knew I had made a mistake.
I quickly cut down the vines, and began watering the plants.
But there was one final thing I had neglected to do: I planted a couple of small bushes on the side of the driveway.
As I started watering my plants, I thought I was doing the best I could.
It was hard to tell how far I had fallen.
I started worrying that I had not planted enough.
But I quickly realized I was watering the right amount.
I immediately saw a few bushes growing through the soil.
I thought to myself, If I can get those bushes to grow a few inches, I’ll be in a good place to plant some more.
I was right.
By the time I arrived home, the first few shrub plants had sprouted into tall bushes and the rest had sprout up.
As I watered my garden, I realized that the grasses were growing fast.
I could see them everywhere.
I began planting new bushes, and the next day I had an entire patio full of beautiful grasses.
I planted new bushes again.
They were growing faster, too.
I saw the grass in the spring, and they had a nice fragrance to them.
As spring began, I began adding new shrubs to the garden.
And it was then that I noticed I had some new friends.
I noticed a new friend.
I hadn’t seen her for almost a year.
I didn’t know how to tell her that I was starting a garden.
I took her to the yard and began showing her how to plant the new shrub bushes.
I showed her how many plants I had and how much grass I had.
I explained to her how I would be spending my weekends and evenings with the plants and the animals, so she could help me with the landscaping.
The next day, she told me that she was going out and had not been back for several months.
I tried to cheer her up by telling her about the garden and all the flowers that were growing.
She was shocked that she hadn’t been back to see it.
I told her that the new plants were growing in the back yard.
I told her I would start my own garden in January and that I wanted to spend my weekends in the garden with the flowers.
She thanked me and said she would help me.
I tried to encourage her.
I talked to her about everything that was happening.
I made her take a picture with the new bushes.
Then I told the gardener, I am going to build my own terrace.
We planned to do it in our own back yard and that is where I would have it.
I also told her the rules of the garden so that she could see