Thursday, April 1, 2010

Secret Garden is DONE!!!

Do you remember the before pictures of my side yard? Ugly huh? It's taken me 6 years to get my secret garden dream completed.....it was fun while doing it, learned lots along the way and I did not encounter one snake while working around the A/C unit...hahaha.  My right hand is still recoving from grouting the stepping stones but I sure had fun doing them! I didn't use edging on the right hand side just installed some iron chippy white fencing that I had. I also had a small metal trellis and decided to glue some blue willow plates to cover that ugly silver post. The plants in the gray pots are Boston Ferns, they are still recovering from our frost....they should look pretty by the entrance.   I still need to install the finials above the posts and so some teeny tiny work...hahaha. Hopefully once the plants are bigger and more established it won't look so bare.  Ohhhh and in case your wondering why I didn't cover up the a/c....it's an old a/c...didn't want to mess or plant anything near that baby just in case.....


Thank you for alll your kind and encouraging words, knowing that someone out there was listening made it all worthwhile.
Hugs....Sylvia

P.S....I have linked up to Show and Tell Friday through My Romantic Home...check it out.
P.S.S.....I have also linked up to Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday....lots of pretty plants to see.

26 comments:

BellaRosa said...

Sylvia amor, Your secret garden is GORGEOUS!!! I love it all! I can only imagine all the hard work that you did, I always have these AMAZING ideas for my yard, I show my husband...and then he breaks my groove by telling me what exactly is involved in what I want lol needless to say...I am still waiting :) I just wanna wake up and have a gorgeous yard and a green house/art studio like the one in Where Woman Create and a secret garden and an area for outdoor living and dining with the arbors covered in Wisteria, climbing roses and grapes...I mean come on....I am not asking for alot...I mean...it's not like I am askin for the moon right :) lol I am soo happy for you! I hope you spend many amazing days and make some wonderful memories for you and your loved ones there! Besos, a slightly ugly green...Rose :)

FILIGREE MOON said...

Oh, so amazing! And it will just be more fabulous as it matures! Well done Sylvia. ~ Angela

shirley said...

What a lovely garden space. The work on the tile would have cost a fortune if you had to pay. Nice garden to sit and have a quiet moment!

Debby said...

Lucky you to have such a glorios space, your garden is gorgeous, enjoy!
Debby

Marsha's Mpressions said...

oh what a nice retreat! Love your stepping stones and the whole space is so inviting! I love to while away the time outdoors and you will really enjoy your secret space!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love this....I would love to do something like this in my yard...I love the windows, I love the stepping stones...it is perfect! Great job!

Debbie said...

I have always dreamed of a space so simple and tranquil like this. I love those mosaic stepping stones, they are adorable! Have a wonderful weekend!

Pam @ Design Fanatic said...

Your Secret Garden looks really great! I really love the stepping stones.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Absolutely Awesome! I know that was hard work! I love your idea of the plates on the trellis to hide uglies. That was CLEVER! I can't wait to see it later in the season. I posted some landscaping on my post, too. Have a wonderful Easter.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! I love your improvemrnts! I hopped over from My Romantic Home and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a chance. until later...

Mimi said...

Dreams do come true! I love your secret garden...the stepping stones a beautiful.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! It looks amazing!! Way to go!
You did an awesome job on the stepping stones too.
Just great!
*hugs*deb

Nancy said...

What a stunning transformation! I love it all but those stepping stones are wonderful!!! It's so pretty now and makes you just want to sit and enjoy.

abnsigoslady said...

Wow. Your secret garden is to die for. I am inspired. Maybe I can find a little space to make one too. Thanks for stopping by the mansion. Laura

Red Door Home said...

What a pretty space! Loved how you added all of the personalized things.

Darla said...

It's not a secret anymore! Just beautiful. Your hard work has payed off.

Victoria said...

Oh that looks darling, what an amazing transformation! I just love the little tiles, they're like stepping stones:)

Erin said...

Oh, it is beautiful. You did a lovely job and it is space you will really love.

Alea said...

It is lovely! I love the stepping stones. I hope to have a secret garden some day!

Rosewood Cottage said...

what a lovely garden retreat! thank you for the inspiration! :)

Angel said...

WOW!! What a wonderful secret garden you've created!! That certainly is alot of hard work!I'm sure you will enjoy many a summer day there! Have a lovely Easter!

~~Rhonda said...

A work of love, for sure! Great job! Your garden is well on its way to being everything you envisioned. The stepping stones look wonderful! ~~Rhonda

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

You have truly transformed this space! I just love your stepping stones/pavers pictures too.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Warmly,
Tracey

Crystal said...

Looks really great. What a transformation!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful garden...luv those stones! HAPPY EASTER!

Blessings,
Linda

Tootsie said...

sorry I'm so late to my own party....but this was worth the wait!!! wow...it looks incredible!!! good job!!! thanks for linking in!