Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our Secret Garden

Our "Secret Garden".......
I think you will appreciate Our Secret Garden when you see the before pictures below......on the side of our home was a catch all ...from old swing sets to stuff we just didn't use waiting to be thrown our...not to mention the Pet Cemetery...we had many funerals with various pets back here.....I think that is why all the plants do so well back here in Our Secret Garden.....
when the kids were grown we just had more time to do things...so a few years ago this was one of our many projects......Hubby and I work well together.....he always thinks this will be the last project...but I always come up with something else.....I am now on a gazebo kick....but that is another story.....
on the left side that is Hubby's...he plants anything he wants there...he loves reds and yellows and I am a pink person....so I have the right side and I love ferns and anything with Pink.....we do have just a little work to do here for summer in this part of our garden.....but for the most part it stays a secret...Hubby and I have our coffee during the summer back here....and here are the Before pictures.....a real mess......

I put a old door on the back of the storage shed and an arbor.....
and the windy brick path......

was a lot of work but so worth it.....
all I need now is a sign that says "SECRET GARDEN"
...I am on the hunt for one...
Have a wonderful day,
Hugs,
Mo ;-)

21 comments:

Joyce said...

I loved yesterdays post but this is even better. An amazing transformation. I applaud you and your husband.
Joyce

Melanie said...

How beautiful! Amazing transformation!

Mary said...

Oh my goodness!! Mo, now I want you to come do my yard!! How very pretty that is! I want a Secret Garden. Girl, your pictures always give me a bad case of the "I wants." Smile! Beautiful pictures and oh, I would love drinking my morning coffee there. Hope your day is a beautiful one! Blessings to you! Mary

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

That is amazingly beautiful and creative, I want a secret garden too!!! Wow! and what fun that he has his side and you have yours, I adore your secret garden. I would absolutely love drinking my morning coffee out there too. (and you could so make your own sign with all your creativity girlie) Very very sweet!! Hope you have a beautiful day!!!
♥ Teresa

Happy To Be said...

GM Mo, what a beautiful spot you and your DH have creatived...How special is this and Yes it needs a Secret garden sign..Just levely me friend...may you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gabriela said...

Hello,

You did an awesome job. It looks amazing!


~ Gabriela ~

Cyndee Greene said...

That is an absolutely AMAZING transformation!!!
What I like even more is hearing how the 2 of you work together. It just makes my heart sing when I hear that. Lovely beyond measure...

Patti's Artful Design said...

Oh, Mo, I love the area you created! Just beautiful!

Sares said...

What a fabulous transformation. Your yard must be really beautiful in the summer months. It looks as if all your sprucing up is paying off in a big way! I'm loving the pictures.

Have a great day!

debi @ life in my studio said...

What a beautiful space...and such a difference! It looks like a wonderful place to hide out and relax!

Ginger said...

Hi Mo:
I can tell that you've put a lot of work into your yard. I think it's pretty neat that you and your hubby each have your own planting areas. It looks so nice, what a difference from what you started with.

Joy said...

Wow Mo, what a transformation. It is absolutely delightful!

Federica said...

Hello Mo, a lot of work! It looks soooo pretty!! I would like to have a space like this!

Debbie said...

Love your creativity by putting the door on the back of the shed. Now instead of a fairly unused side yard its a destination.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Mo, I can't say enough how charming this looks. It shows you and your husband had put a lot of work into this space. Everything is so pretty inside and outside of your home!

Enjoy your weekend-

debbie said...

DEAR MO,
AWESOME....I LOVE THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES AND I LOVE WHAT YOU DID TO THE SHED. I THINK THAT ALOT DESERVES A SHOUT OUT WITH PICTURES FROM COUNTRY ROMANTIC AND DIY AND ALL THOSE THINGS...BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN...THAT WAS SOME LABOR OF LOVE YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND DID TO MAKE THAT SECRET GARDEN...THAT WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO SET AND WRITE IN YOUR JOURNAL.
HUGS MO
GREAT POST
debbie

Kay said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.... I love what you did with your secret garden.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I LOVE it! What a difference in the before and after photos! I love the door on the back of the shed....that was VERY creative!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful transformation Mo! I love the door on the shed. ☺ Diane

Stephenie said...

OMG!!!!! Your secret garden is so amazing...It's always fun when you get the hubbies involved...Makes things easier...You both work so well as a team..Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!
STephenie

Neabear said...

That is an amazing transformation. I thought it was the front of the shed, I was sure surprised to read it was the back. Clever idea to make it look like it is the front. Love how your secret garden looks.