The secret garden transforms…slowly, but surely.
Only this far last week.
Dug out around pond bricks.
Lined with weed barrier.
Added first layer of beach stones.
Practiced making glass wall. Will even out and measure and re-do tomorrow.
Four little lilacs to plant along fence. Putting bird bath/fountain in place.
Got my fav garden shelf placed on porch.
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Patti Hall 2014
Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.
April 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm
That’s a lot of work for one day. But it’s the sort of work that’s good for the soul.
April 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm
My soul is feeling pretty beat right now! Thanks, Susan.
April 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm
❤️everything about this beautiful garden project! The colors are so lovely! Beautiful!
April 10, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Thank you, Michelle. Long way to go, but kids and little grands will be here for Easter, so I hope to get tons done in those 10 days.
April 10, 2014 at 8:41 pm
This is coming along great! I agree with MIchelle, so colorful. Love the bicycle 😛
April 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm
Thanks, Ellespeth, I knew you would probably remember the beginning last fall when I drug my pond here and some plants. A neighbor who was moving donated the bike…going to have seat and back basket filled with flowers. Not enough daylight for me right now! xo
April 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm
Wow, Patti. This is magical!
April 10, 2014 at 10:17 pm
Thank you, Luanne. Almost everything in this garden is attached to a good memory.
April 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm
I love the name, The Secret Garden–both the book and your version of it come to life. The translucent glass bricks are a nice touch. I don’t think I’ve ever seen those used that way before. You have set a goal of Easter which will inspire you to get it all done by then. Well done, Patti!
April 11, 2014 at 12:03 am
I love the secret garden book and movie. This one will be more enclosed by the main arch. have some rhodies to put there and since this is the beach version, there will be a tangle of cool driftwood on each side of the arch.
Like most gardens, it will never be done, just changing at my whim. Thanks for the visit and I’m glad that you enjoyed it. More to come!
April 11, 2014 at 12:20 am
A lovely project, so inspiring.
April 11, 2014 at 12:55 am
Thank you, Rosie. All these wonderful comments inspire me!
April 11, 2014 at 4:15 am
Hello Patti, love that you will be using driftwood here too
April 11, 2014 at 10:54 am
Yes, lots of beach treasures throughout!
April 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Wow, what a beautiful, peaceful place you’re creating!
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
April 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm
Thank you, Tina!
April 12, 2014 at 8:46 am
You are ‘intensely’ busy girl! Love the photos, it helps me keep the faith that our spring is almost here. 🙂
April 12, 2014 at 11:38 am
Yes, you are next up for spring, Debby! Elaine and then you. (I saw her schedule!) 🙂
April 13, 2014 at 11:19 am
April 14, 2014 at 7:52 pm
Crocus in the yard today. Tomorrow sleet and snow. Sorry Deb. Must be worse there. I love gardening usually, but haven’t had much fire so far. May be the weather. May be I’m glued to this office chair. Thanks for the garden porn, Patti. It’s time.
April 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm
Debby does have it worse, but I’m sending spring to both of you. Mom has snow on the ground too and I can imagine her yearning to be in the garden.
More garden photos to come…it’s the least I can do.
May 27, 2014 at 12:33 am
I’ll pop back again to this post to check it out .. inspirational soul feeding thank you.
May 27, 2014 at 12:39 am
So happy that you found all that here, Susan. I hope you come back soon and stay awhile.