Which is what we said last year. And the year before that.
In preparation for all this chaos and upheaval, I need to take two flowers beds out of harm's way.
But I don't have anywhere else to put them!
I am afraid that if the green light comes on in the early spring and the project begins with a large noisy digging machine in the yard, I will not be able to find all the plants that have not yet awakened from their winter's sleep.
So on the advice of my master gardener friend, Karen, I am going to "heal in" all the plants I can into the recently vacated vegetable garden. This is supposed to be a temporary home for the rose bushes and other favorite plants that I don't want to lose. They will be able to sleep there for the winter and begin their spring growth uninterrupted.
I started moving the plants this week during our last sunny warm days and it was actually a very cleansing exercise. These old flower beds were needing a renovation and I know that when all the dust has cleared and the landscaping gets done around the finished addition on the house, it will look better then it ever has.
This is my fantasy.
I hope my dreams come true while I am still young enough to remember what they were.
I'm thinking though that if Murphy's Law stays in effect, this home remodel project will take longer and cost more then planned. Which means that this temporary home for the plants may be not be short-term.
But really, who needs a vegetable garden anyway?