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Do you have a secret or hidden garden off-the-beaten path? What grows there? Could be bluebell woods,a fairy glen.Would love to see the photos:)

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In the beginnings...a secret garden "to be" 16 Replies

I am contemplating a "secret garden" but I'm starting from scratch.  I have a junky corner of my yard that is fenced in and I plan to convert it in a couple year's time.Meanwhile, here are my…Continue

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Started by Harry Larsen. Last reply by Cynthia Lerch Aug 24, 2016.

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Comment by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 on July 22, 2016 at 5:01pm


Comment by Cynthia Lerch on July 5, 2013 at 9:33am

Beginning work on my secret garden.  So excited.  :)


Comment by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 on July 22, 2012 at 11:45pm

Hi Lynette... Do you have pics of your Secret Garden in progress ?

Comment by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 on July 22, 2012 at 11:43pm

Welcome to Secret Garden Melanie...Happy Gardening !

Comment by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 on May 21, 2012 at 2:12am

Recent pic of Secret Garden...

Comment by Lynette on February 26, 2012 at 7:28pm

hello...this Garden Share site is pretty neat...I began in the miniature and fairy gardens and now here.  I figured I met the critera because my lower yard is kind of a surprize for anyone walking down the path.  We built a low 3 foot fence eons ago to keep our dog out...there was an 'escape' route down there.  That alone separated it onto itself.  Add three 100 foot photocarpus trees and an amazing flagstone patio that my son put in...a round raised bed for the center fountain and two matching curved raised beds that my other son built...curving boxwoods, an Impressionist rose and many fuchsias; babies tears; Graham Thomas yellow rose and my cement White Rabbit hiding...voila...a secret garden!  At the moment it is not unlike the book...I have been unable to work in it for 5 years and am now just beginning again...the foundation is there.  The point I want to make is that shade; trees and greenery; spots of color; comfy chairs and a water is truly a secret garden :)

Comment by Cynthia Lerch on February 16, 2012 at 7:57am

Well Harry--I was thinking some sort of arbor and chairs w/ a little table.  The shade would depend upon where I decide to place the garden.  I could clear underbrush, which would mean dense shade, or I could find a little spot along the woods edge, which would let more sun in.  Either way, it would be hard digging to do any additional planting, so this garden is still in the dream stage. 



Comment by Harry Larsen on February 15, 2012 at 3:46pm

Cynthia, Are you planning to place 'rustic' structures in your secret garden?  Like benches made from logs or arbors from branches?  Is your wooded area heavy or light shade?  Is it dense or lightly planted?

Comment by Cynthia Lerch on January 30, 2012 at 4:47pm

Hi everyone!  I'm brand new to the group.  I don't have a secret garden yet, but I am intrigued by the idea, and have plenty of property on which to create one.  So if you all don't mind, I'm going to hang out here read about what everyone is doing.  I am in PA, in Zone 6, surrounded by woods, so my secret garden would probably have a woodland  bird & butterfly theme.

Comment by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 on January 29, 2012 at 3:53am

Linda you have planned a lot of exciting garden work.  You sound as excited as I am.  I can't wait until spring. Looking forward to seeing  your pics... GOOD LUCK and HAPPY GARDENING.


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