Friday, October 24, 2008

Secret Garden

Here is the shed which faces west into the secret garden.
It looked so naked sitting there after just being plopped down.
I want to put some kind of window in the shed for more light inside

and to be able to see out from inside.
A paned window of some sort.

We may have one in our stash of 'stuff'.

We had the awning and the iron supports in our stash.
Sometimes it does pay to keep some stuff around. : -)

We had a satellite dish at one time but as you will see,
it gets turned into a birdbath, after we no longer used it.

Here the space is a little more grown in.

Here is yet another view looking northeast.

Another view looking east.
We still haven't added the awning yet.

Now the awning is up and blue pea vine and roses are starting to cover it.

We changed the area and made a path go from main garden area
through the iron supports.
You can see the old satellite dish now turned bird bath.
We collected the shells at the beach. DH glued them down all around the edge,
painted the inside black.
The lady is no longer standing up there
as raccoons knocked her over one night and her head and arm got knocked off.

Here is a close up of the door with it's ornamentation,
which was part of a screen door at one time.

This picture is just inside the awning area to the right/south of door.
This is our grotto area.

Below is another view looking north/west.
We put the lattice up to make it more private.

That's it for now.
This gives you an idea of how it looks in our secret garden.
We also have a jacuzzi and an outdoor shower in this secret garden behind our cottage.
That area isn't quite photo worthy yet.

Thanks for looking.



A small garden, accordingly, gives its owner a far greater

opportunity to express himself ...

in a garden any man
may be an artist,

may experiment with all the subtleties or

simplicities of line, mass, color, and composition,

and taste the god-like joys of the creator.

H. G. Dwight, Gardens and Gardening, Atlantic Monthly, 1912


Defining Your Home said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! I love your secret garden. It looks like something one would find in an English garden. Smiles and cheers, Cameron

Jean said...

I love the grotto. And the birdbath with the shells. Would I have thought to glue shells around it?

We have the old, huge, satellite dish that is metal spokes with screen wedges between the spokes, big ol' thing. I wanted to make a little gazebo of it, but I'm leaning toward DH's idea of letting the scrap man take the whole thing away.


Sue said...

Thanks for showing us your secret garden. I like the grotto, too. I had to look closely when I read the birdbath was a satellite dish, but then, understood what I was seeing when you said your DH glued shells around it. Cool!