FYI: I have joined Face Book and Pinterest. Can't say that I know what I'm doing on either one! I am pinning some lovely ideas, which doesn't leave me very much time to do any thing else! I am addicted. Now, Face Book is another story. I am going to try to enter this blog post. If you see it, I hope you will 'like' it. If you don't see it then it only means I was right - I don't know what I'm doing - and I need to do more homework!!
Teapot, sugar and creamer
Grace Tea Ware
Autumn is in the air and a soft rain has fallen.
What better time could there be for tea on the porch?
We have really enjoyed some of the best times in the Secret Garden this summer.
Whether it was coffee in the mornings, a good book on the porch, or dinner under the gazebo, we have put it to good use.
One of the reasons may be that we have finally finished that last part of the garden.
Well, almost finished.
We moved the iron bench arbor that was being buried by overgrown bushes in the front garden to the lower part of the Secret Garden.
When we first placed the arbor in this spot in the garden it was just perfect. It filled in the corner and added a point of interest.
We love autumn but, unfortunately, the maple tree that you see to the right of the bench, only turns brown with no extra added fall color. All the color that you see is coming from our neighbor's yard. It is really beautiful and vibrant and makes our garden look so pretty in the fall. However, it has become a jungle of overgrowth and the arbor was swallowed up and could no longer be seen.
The potting bench has spent a few summers outside and is weathering nicely. It was a gift from the Captain a few years ago. It was just the right size for this spot against the wood shed.
We hung the old screen door on the front of the wood shed and it designates what the garden is all about.
Now the Secret Garden can be viewed from all angles and once we get some more ideas in place back here it will be a welcome change.
We have something a little different in mind for the fence and will bring more color in and then I think we will have a small area that is pleasing to the eye but will not require a lot of work...
...and at this time in our lives we certainly don't want more work.
"I wouldn't want to make it look like a gardener's garden, all clipped an' spic an' span, would you? It's nicer like this with things runnin' wild, an' swingin' an catchin' hold of each other."
"Don't let us make it tidy. It wouldn't seem like a secret garden if it was tidy."
Conversations between Dickon and Mary Lennox
"The Secret Garden"
Frances Hodgson Burnett
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