Our farmhouse is a rental. Yes, it belongs to my family, but it’s semi-permanent. I struggle with this feeling of semi-permanence because the long-term goals I have in mind for our home just aren’t practical in a rental that’s inching closer and closer to the century-old mark. My biggest desire is to eventually have a garden full of flowers–peonies, roses, daffodils, hydrangeas–I want them all. Sometimes in long meetings, I catch myself sketching layouts for the perfect arrangement of annuals and perennials, but growing flowers is impractical in this season of my life. We’ve got a lovely little vegetable garden full of squash, zucchini, eggplant, okra, peppers, and tomatoes that Josh attends to on a daily basis. For now we’ll stick with the very practical vegetation and I’ll continue to dream of flowers…
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