This is the Florida home where my parents lived for the last 46 years. My mother passed away a month ago and my father eighteen months before. They both lived long lives, my dad to the age of 104 and my mom to 96 years of age. They were both very lucky to have lived and died in the home they loved so much. This is the only house my parents owned in this country & I lived there for the first five years before I got married. This is the home my girls grew up visiting their grandparents when they were kids. This is also the home where I first discovered that gardening was a thing and I really enjoyed it.
I am now in the process of undoing 46 years of living. I always knew that this moment was going to be difficult. Going through my parents' possessions and deciding what to do with them is very hard. This week I had a realtor friend come to evaluate the property and to give me some selling pointers. One of the things he suggested was to spruce up the garden. I can do that; one last time for my parents since they loved the garden as much as the house.