Some photos from this morning

schoolhouse_gwMay 19, 2011

I always like this pathway in the garden: Spirea, bleeding heart, nettle and forget-me-nots.

A view of the little sunken garden behind and below the Spirea you see in the above photo.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sarahrock(6)

What a magical little garden bench. Everything looks beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 10:22AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

What a lovely pathway. It does look like a view to a magical world. Great spring garden.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 12:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Calamity_J(z7bc)

Beautiful, LOVE the bench!

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 2:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Yes, it is lovely.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 7:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Min3 South S.F. Bay CA

What a pretty walk through your springtime.

Did you 'sink' the garden or is it just in a natural low spot? I love that idea. It seems like a romantic little hideaway. Min

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 9:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Oh man! Now I have to rent a bulldozer. Does anyone know of a cheap source of massive rocks in Simi Valley?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 1:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
freezengirl(3aMN and 5AK)

What a beautiful garden spot! I am trying to create something similar in feel in the far back end of my yard. Now I will be able to refer to your picture to keep me motivated. I have been hauling rocks all winter from the beaches around here and dumping them at the end of the driveway. Now I am hauling them 2 or 3 at a time by wheelbarrow to the back end hoping and praying the barrow doesn't sink in the soft soil and tip. Very stunning garden picture, thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 4:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
schoolhouse_gw

Thanks everyone.

min - an old house trailer sat there when I first moved in my house. It was a wreck and I had it hauled out, which left a depression. Over the years, I dug it out (by hand) more and more until I got the look I wanted. It's very small and still a work in progress; but it's getting there.

freezengirl - my days of hauling rocks are nearly over, but my eyes still light up whenever I see a pile of great stones! Instead of a wheelbarrow, you might try one of those hand trucks I think they call them. They have two wheels and stand upright - people use them to move furniture,ect. You'd be amazed at how much weight they can move around. Unless the tires go flat like mine does. :)
Good luck with your project - don't give up, just keep thinking how great it's going to look. And it won't happen in a day, but it will all come together eventually.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 1:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lynnencfan(7b/8aNC)

very tranquil and peaceful looking - thank you for adding a smile to my busy morning ......

Lynne

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 2:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lavender_lass(4b)

Schoolhouse- Your gardens are so beautiful and old world, I just love them! If I lived closer, I would definitely be visiting you for tea, in your secret garden :)

    Bookmark   May 20, 2011 at 5:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
schoolhouse_gw

Ha, thanks Lass. I don't know why I'm drawn to this type of garden, I try to create as tho things have been there for centuries. But then I like a wild and less formal garden too; so I have both.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 10:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
christinmk z5b eastern WA

Fantastic!! You are true artist with the rocks schoolhouse!
CMK

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oceanna(7 WWA)

Absolutely enchanting! What a grand place to sit and meditate, or read a book and sip lemonade. Great work!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 3:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
organic_kitten(8)

That is just beautiful! I love the bench, like everyone else...such a nice "secret garden" effect. Beautiful job, schoolhouse.
kay

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 5:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
natal(Louisiana 8b)

Absolutely enchanting!

My thoughts exactly. I've always found your gardens so sweet and welcoming ... even covered in snow they're a mystical place.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 6:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dyhgarden(7b)

What a serene place! Looks like a secret garden.

Cameron

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 10:29PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Weekend Trivia - Saturday
Well, good Saturday morning, Cottagers. It is a brilliantly...
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)
Early rose-Gingersnap
I was trying to post this a couple of weeks ago but...
jakkom
Weekend Trivia: Sunday
Good morning dear cottagers. Today has brought with...
cyn427 (zone 7)
Weekend Trivia - Saturday
Good Saturday morning, Cottagers! Spring is definitely...
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)
Anuual Hollyhock seed
I don't remember if I plant annual HH seed this Spring...
schoolhouse_gw
Sponsored Products
Vig Furniture - 795 - Modern Italian Leather Sectional Sofa -...
Great Furniture Deal
Crystorama Mirabella Mini Chandelier - 10.5W in. Aged Brass & Clear Multicolor -
$430.00 | Hayneedle
Home Decorators Area Rug: Lichi Rust 3' 9" Round
Home Depot
Natural Dots Stretch Sofa Slipcover
$39.99 | zulily
Blindsgalore Signature 3-inch Vinyl Shutters
Blindsgalore
Rainbow II LED Sconce by Bruck Lighting Systems
$371.20 | Lumens
Marotti 3-Light 24"W Mercury Glass Chrome Plated Bath Light
Lamps Plus
Durango Portable Stainless Steel Gas Fire Pit
Overstock.com
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™