Is it every gardener’s dream to move to a place with a longer growing season?

We did just that in July 2011. We left the ice and snow of Minneapolis (and a lot of good gardening friends) to the long dreamed about rural area of Western Washington. We found a home where some gardeners once lived that also met other important criteria we were looking for. This blog is about the transformation of the garden as we purchased it to the ever evolving garden of Elena the Rosarian.