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.
What a magical little garden bench. Everything looks beautiful!
What a lovely pathway. It does look like a view to a magical world. Great spring garden.
Beautiful, LOVE the bench!
Yes, it is lovely.
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
Oh man! Now I have to rent a bulldozer. Does anyone know of a cheap source of massive rocks in Simi Valley?
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!
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.
very tranquil and peaceful looking - thank you for adding a smile to my busy morning ......
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 :)
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.
Fantastic!! You are true artist with the rocks schoolhouse!
Absolutely enchanting! What a grand place to sit and meditate, or read a book and sip lemonade. Great work!
That is just beautiful! I love the bench, like everyone else...such a nice "secret garden" effect. Beautiful job, schoolhouse.
My thoughts exactly. I've always found your gardens so sweet and welcoming ... even covered in snow they're a mystical place.
What a serene place! Looks like a secret garden.