When we bought this house a little over two years ago one of the first things we knew was that we wanted to get rid of a lot of the cement. And when I saw this sideyard I had an instant image of a green, lush secret garden sort of place. The picture on the left is when we moved in, and the picture on the right is from about a month ago. The gate leads to the front courtyard so when we have a party we can open it and people can wander through. After the new fence went up and the cement was taken up, we had the blue stone path installs and planted both sides with red twig dogwoods. Eventually the dogwoods will naturally arch over the sideyard, enclosing it, and making it the perfect place for my secret garden.
down the dogwood path
salamanders frogs and toads
I can only hope
@copyright Susan Taylor Brown
April 28, 2009
That’s a lovely picture! The feel in the picture of the secret garden area is totally different, more inviting, not nearly as sterile and lifeless. It looks great!
Our white dogwoods are in bloom here, too. They’re so pretty.
One day I think I should like to visit you. 🙂
Anyday you would be most welcome.
Wish everyone would take up the cement and make small patches of enticing earth and plants. A lot of the “hot spots” in developed areas could be reduced.
Your pictures show some very nice results.
Re: Hot Spots
Thanks so much. I am really excited about the changes we have made in our small spots. Eventually I’ll get the whole garden blog up with lots of before and after pics.
That looks very nice!
What a difference! It’s lovely now – a place to be, not just to pass through.
Re: Side yard
Thanks Barbarba. Now I need to find a little bench to put between the dogwoods.
Wow! What a transformation. Thanks for sharing your pictures and your secret garden.
Thanks for reading along, Linda.
Love that garden path. You are a wonder!
Thanks, Joyce. I’m excited to imagine it all grown in.