Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Secret Garden

                                                                           Hello everyone,

                                                             I hope you are enjoying your week.
                                                             We have been busy here but I am loving
                                                             being out in the garden in this beautiful
                                                             sunny weather.
                                                                 Today, I thought you might like to see
                                                              our little secret garden which is tucked
                                                              in behind our barn and enclosed on the
                                                              other sides by trees and fences.
                                                              So, let's go through the arbor built by
                                                              my husband several years ago.

                                                                   A Preston lilac on the right is in bloom
                                                                   and on the left are roses,hardy geranium
                                                                   lady's mantle and hostas.

                                                                   A new jackmani clematis with
                                                                  Nelly Noser on the other side.

                                                                   Peeking through the garden gate.

                                                               The old cast iron stove on the right
                                                                was a road side find several years ago
                                                                and it makes a good planter now.

                                                                I love this little secret garden when the
                                                                 white Magician Deutiza are blooming.
                                                                There are four of them.  

                                                            Tucked into the climbing hydrangea
                                                            is a water fountain adding a gentle
                                                            sound of water cascading down.
                                                            Every year we have  robins that build
                                                            their nest in the vine. Some years finches
                                                            nest in the deutizas as well.
                                                                    You can see Martha(our statue) at
                                                                     the back and if you look closely you can
                                                                     see there is a mirror in behind her adding
                                                                     interest to the garden. Virginia creeper is
                                                                     growing around her.
                                                              It has filled up nicely in here since the

                                                                  The peonies are popping daily
                                                                  and you might remember that
                                                                  I have a passion for peonies so
                                                                  we have over one hundred and
                                                                  thirty of them. My Dad gave me my
                                                                  first ones over 25 years ago and I
                                                                  wish I could tour the garden with
                                                                  him now. He passed away 21 years
                                                                       Touches of whimsy in the
                                                           There's Martha carrying those
                                                                       jugs of water for the garden.

            I hope you enjoyed a little
               tour of our secret garden on
          this beautiful sunny day.
          I have been taking lots of
           garden photos so all I need
          is a little free time to post

         If you would like to see an
         elegant white lunch in this
       garden  check it out here.

      Thank you for visiting,



Rebecca said...

I want to come sit in your secret garden! Thank you for letting us peek inside. It is positively precious!

Blessings from Chippy White Cottage,

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

What a beautiful secret garden Carolyn!! I love the blue arbor and the touches of whimsy!! It's so peaceful feeling, a place where I'd love to take a book and a cup of tea and just relax!! Thank you!! Jina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

So lovely, Carolyn! I love the vine that climbs all over the barn. My father passed away twenty-one years ago too. A sad time for both of us. Your header is beautiful and the colours are just so soothing. Happy Canada Day!


Deb said...

It's such a pretty little garden. I love all the personal touches and the little bird houses on the fence. So sweet.I know I would spend a lot of time there. :) Deb

Bernideen said...

Dear Carolyn:
What a wonderful spot and so calm and lovely with the blue. I know how you feel a little because I had my store 28 years but my Mom never got to see it and I would have loved that. You arbor is so pretty, the table and all the sweetly painted items.

mon-coin-joli said...

C'est magnifique !!
quel beau jardin, j'adore !

Solbakken said...

I have certainly enjoyed the tour round your beautiful garden. Such creativity, crowded with flowers and plants and your sense for colours
make a stunning garden. Thanks for the tour!

Unknown said...

I just recently saw one of your pictures on Pinterest, and since then I have spent hours looking through past blogs. I love all of your photos! I was wondering if you could give some tips on storing and organizing your supplies. I do teas (on a much smaller scale than you do), but I don't have a very good system for organizing my things. Do you have any suggestions!

Madelief said...

Always a joy to visit your blog Carolyn and enjoy the beauty of your garden.

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I'm in swoonville viewing your secret garden! I just absolutely am in love with every little thing about it! I love the mirror behind Martha... can't see the fountain you mention but I can imagine the trickling water... I so love the sound of water trickles.... do I sound like I'm in love? Yes I am! Thank you for taking the time to share it all with us.

Hos Villa Fryd/ Charlotte Neve Grün said...

Dear Carolyn.
Beautiful, romantic and cute garden your have.
I love it all. So nice inspiration.
Thank you

Nice day to you

Merlesworld said...

What a lovely place to sit and dream.

agatek said...

I admire to your garden every time you visit.