When we purchased Kilbourne Grove in May 2006, it was perfect. Well, not quite perfect, I wanted to change 3/4 of an acre to a formalish garden, and the house needed some renovations inside, but other than that it was perfect. Except for the Deliverance house behinds us. It was an eyesore. What had once been a lovely two century home, had been turned into apartments, and had some very unsightly structures tacked onto the back.
See what I mean? So I immediately planted a cedar hedge, hoping that by the time we move in on a permanent basis, it will be somewhat screened from view.
Then came Easter Monday, 2010. Ian and I did our usual leaving at 4:00 in the morning, driving back into Toronto so we could get to work for the day. By 8 a.m., the fire engines began to arrive. Luckily not at our house, but the Deliverance house behind us was not so lucky.
It burned to the ground.
The next 2 summers were very peaceful. And of course my fantasies started. Wouldn’t it be nice if they wanted to sell it? That would double the size of my garden. I started dreaming about all the lovely features that I could add.
But when I arrived Sunday night, this is what greeted me.
I was surprised they could get it up so fast over the winter, although I should say the winter that never was.
So the dreams are dead, and I must get outside and manure my cedar hedge and encourage it to grow.