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A-Z April Challenge; I is for Intense Labor

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The secret garden transforms…slowly, but surely.

Only this far last week.

Only this far last week.

Dug out around pond bricks.

Dug out around pond bricks.

Lined with weed barrier.

Lined with weed barrier.

Added first layer of beach stones.

Added first layer of beach stones.

Practiced making glass wall. Will even out and measure and re-do tomorrow.

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.

Four little lilacs to plant along fence. Putting bird bath/fountain in place.

Got my fav garden shelf placed on porch.

Got my fav garden shelf placed on porch.

 

***Most of my photos open onto larger screen when you click on them.

Hey, I hope you find time to check out some of the other A-Z April Challenge blogs here:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2014.html

 

Peace,

Patti Hall 2014

Author: Patti Hall

Writer, daughter, sister, mom, niece, grani, and friend. Works-in-progress; 3 children's books, some poetry and a memoir series, "Souvenirs from My Heart." Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the beach, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy. I am a widow (2009), lost my sis in 2012, my aunt and a precious grandson in 2013.

23 thoughts on “A-Z April Challenge; I is for Intense Labor

  1. That’s a lot of work for one day. But it’s the sort of work that’s good for the soul.

  2. ❤️everything about this beautiful garden project! The colors are so lovely! Beautiful!

  3. This is coming along great! I agree with MIchelle, so colorful. Love the bicycle 😛
    Ellespeth

    • 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
      P

  4. Wow, Patti. This is magical!

  5. 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!

    • 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!

  6. A lovely project, so inspiring.

  7. Hello Patti, love that you will be using driftwood here too

  8. 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

  9. You are ‘intensely’ busy girl! Love the photos, it helps me keep the faith that our spring is almost here. 🙂

  10. 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.

    • 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.
      xo
      P

  11. I’ll pop back again to this post to check it out .. inspirational soul feeding thank you.

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