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Beyond the Garden Gate, my SECRET GARDEN grows

Wednesday, March 27, 2013



Beyond the garden gate my garden grows. Boarded by a small stone wall I hand built.



It's a secret garden, that lays in the greenbelt beyond our property. So it's not our land.



I used my magnetic poetry kit to make words in brick. As they age the moss grows on them adding to their character.



Beyond the gate the land slopes down a small hill. My husband made a rock lined pathway that runs under ancient oak trees where squirrels nest. It weaves to and fro guiding us on our walks towards the gurgling creek.



The landscape is bursting full of blooms from the Red bud grove.




It's a bit of Paradise with spring flowers in full bloom.



Right now it looks like a blanket of wild purple and white iris. The cheerful daffodils are on their way out, gently fading away.



I planted Cosmos, Hollyhocks, Sunflowers, a GIANT Mullen, Purple Sage, and lavender.
Later on the Blue iris will bloom.

But I only have a few.

I keep hoping for some new starts.



The Cosmos float gently in the breeze supported by there ferny graceful foliage.

I suck a few Dahlias in there too.



The Hollyhocks are stately, looking like elegant guards nodding to each other.



I planted double hollyhocks, but I also have some older Chocolate Black ones.



Beyond the garden gate, ducks waddle up from the creek on the rock lined path towards our yard. Most stay outside of the gate looking in while they eat rolled corn my husband puts out for them.



Some of them fly in landing on the bird feeder in our back yard just inside the garden gate. My cat watches them cautiously.



Fox run past our fence. I thought it was a lost puppy so I went chasing after it. emoticon



Eagles and hawks fly overhead, scaring the squirrels away.

The Quail run in and out of the garden, scratching up the gravel looking for food.



Hummingbirds soar chirping their merry songs and dropping a few bird bombs.





What a beautiful, blessed, magical place to be !!!


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ARTJAC 3/31/2013 1:00AM

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MAGGIEVAN 3/28/2013 11:29PM

    You"paint" pretty pictures and I love it. Thank you!

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MAGGIEVAN 3/28/2013 11:29PM

    You"paint" pretty pictures and I love it. Thank you!

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MJ7DM33 3/28/2013 9:23PM

  Such a lovely, peaceful place! Thx for sharing!

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_LINDA 3/28/2013 5:02PM

    Absolutely gorgeous! You are talented!! What a lovely, peaceful place to live in with wildlife at your door! Great photos -haven't seen double hollyhocks before! I loved to see this touchof green while in the midst of a never ending winter of snow and ice.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful garden!

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NATPLUMMER 3/28/2013 12:12PM

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 3/28/2013 12:04PM

    Very nice!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/28/2013 11:57AM

    Where is this and why am I not there? LOL

LOVE that birdhouse, and the flowers, and the fox, and the quail, and the ducks, and the hummingbirds, and the gate, and the ........

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/28/2013 11:26AM

    It is such a beautiful blog and the photos are great. Thanks so much for sharing. Love, Chelsea emoticon

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NUTRON3 3/28/2013 11:19AM

    love the pictures

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SYDLETZIII 3/28/2013 10:53AM

    I love your gate and how you stonework for your garden

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LILPAT3 3/28/2013 10:40AM

    Very,very nice!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/28/2013 8:44AM

    Sounds beautiful!

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HIPPICHICK1 3/28/2013 8:37AM

    Groovy!

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/28/2013 8:09AM

    Very beautiful!

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GWTRIKER 3/28/2013 6:19AM

    What a beautiful place to relax and meditate.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 3/28/2013 6:07AM

    Beautiful and thank you for bringing spring and summer into my home! Pat

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ANATASHIKI 3/28/2013 3:10AM

    beautiful!

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4RASCALS 3/28/2013 2:29AM

    Your garden looks so peaceful. Enjoy.. It's beautiful watching the flowers come to life,
seeing the various animals that visit.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/28/2013 1:20AM

    Beautiful!

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2ABBYNORMAL 3/28/2013 12:52AM

    Such a beautiful place of serenity! Thank you for sharing.
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MICKEYH 3/28/2013 12:31AM

    Beautiful !!

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JUMPINJULIE 3/27/2013 11:34PM

    Awesome.

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 3/27/2013 10:29PM

    Looks beautiful...still waiting for the snow to melt here,,,,, emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/27/2013 10:08PM

    Wow, how beautiful and peaceful. Lucky duck!

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BATMAN_FOREVER 3/27/2013 9:34PM

    Love seeing nature come alive, I'm sure MN will thaw soon so we can enjoy the beauty of nature and it's peacefulness soon. emoticon

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GLORIAMAJDI 3/27/2013 9:28PM

    Love the animals and the flowers!

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PATRICIAAK 3/27/2013 9:21PM

    gorgeous

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JMC155 3/27/2013 9:00PM

    What a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing.

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NATNOEL 3/27/2013 8:57PM

    Oh how wonderful !!

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JACKIE542 3/27/2013 8:49PM

    Sounds very magical to me, just love gardens. emoticon Love all the flowers you planted too,

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    Thank you for sharing emoticon

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DALID414 3/27/2013 8:21PM

    Seems like a fairy tale linda place

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LOVESLIFE48 3/27/2013 8:13PM

    Very beautiful!!!

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PLUMERIA50 3/27/2013 8:13PM

  Peaceful, too!

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