Georgia On My Mind

Georgia, Georgia
The whole day through
(The whole day through)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Skidaway Island

Skidaway Island

We are Georgia bound!  Trip after trip, we have found Savannah a soulful city and though we were always happy to get back to New England, this past Winter sent us in earnest to find a new home in a warmer climate.

Savannah GA

Savannah GA

Friends, we are Georgia bound.  What to do about the dahlia tubers?  Who will take on my begonias?  A young woman and her husband who are buying our home have an interest in the gardens.  It makes leaving all the plants and shrubs and trees much easier.

Born in a town on the Hudson River, I am looking forward to a  new adventure to discover an old Southern city on the banks of another important river.DSC_3359



About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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9 Responses to Georgia On My Mind

  1. Pauline says:

    It’s always sad to leave a garden you have created, but it sounds as though the new people might look after it and who knows, may become keen gardeners in the future.


  2. bittster says:

    Wow, how exciting! Nice that there’s hope for the old gardens, mine were completely neglected and then sodded over after a few seasons. It took some getting used to but fortunately I was able to take most of what I wanted with me.
    You’ll have so many new plants and places to explore, it’s going to be fun. Congrats!


  3. Many congratulations!! How wonderful to start this new chapter. And exciting to be able to grow those lovely Southern plants! Good luck. Cheers, Loi


  4. Les says:

    If I was moving to Savannah, I would be too excited to worry about what I was leaving behind, though you will be able to keep dahlias in the ground year-round. Savannah is one of my favorite cities, and I do not miss an opportunity to visit when I can. It is absolutely lovely.


  5. I like Georgia. It is a great place to visit. Enjoy, enjoy! 🙂


  6. I have never been to Georgia but I’ve heard and read amazing things. For one thing you’ll be able to grow a lot of tropical plants! I hope you have a smooth transition.


  7. Anita Rivera says:

    LOVELY! And I can hear that song in my mind….I so thank you for your eloquent words on my post. I will continue to blog, but you totally hit it on the head; I am so busy that I can only blog once a month now, but I LOVE the blogging community, made up of such kind people! Thank you so much and have a blast traveling! Anita


  8. What an exciting move, I haven’t been to Savannah but certainly loved the other parts of Georgia I’ve visited. It is so hard to leave a garden, they can be almost like a child in the way they are cultivated and cared for. The new owners will probably be so grateful for what you have left to them.


  9. Sunil Patel says:

    Hi Jayne, that’s a long move south. No doubt you’re probably already imagining a whole new slew of tropical plants that will thrive in the warmer Georgia climate. I’m happy that the new owners have an interest in the garden, I’m not sure the same can be said for the couple that purchased our old home. Good luck with your move.


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