+EVERY SECRET GARDEN HAS ITS SECRETS

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That’s the American-Mexican border fence behind the adobe chicken coop – the adobe pathways control weeds, divert water, create and define garden spaces and ELIMINATE the Bermuda grass I despise

The stuccoed roofs
The stuccoed roof on goat pen (all is made of repurposed castoff pallets)
Finished exactly on time - first rain, all drainage worked fine
Finished exactly on time – first rain, all drainage worked fine
Butternut squash flowers
Butternut squash flowers 

Front garden doing fine – size of the gardens is determined by the amount of water it takes to keep them alive – jalapenos there are bearing already – purple spires belong to a Russian Sage – great plant here – green on the fence back there is yellow flowering Jasmine
Ava Hummingbird Mint
Ava Hummingbird Mint

Goat barn and shade area
Goat barn and shade area

Inside work - making baby quilts
Inside work – making baby quilts
Maybe taking the good family china out into the construction site isn't such a good idea
Maybe taking the good family china out into the construction site isn’t such a good idea
Newest water diversion
Newest rain water diversion

So the water ends up on another of the new trees
So the water ends up on another of the new trees
'Course I had to add a dash of color to cut down the gutter glare!
‘Course I had to add a dash of color to cut down the gutter glare!

More front garden….

Not so nice a view on the other side of west fence - my neighbor's idea of keeping a yard
Not so nice a view on the other side of west fence – my neighbor’s idea of keeping a yard – I see when I exit my back door – stinky and ugly – will need to build another pallet fence here – neighbor walks right past this to her front door –
Now, this morning's fun....  Every secret garden needs little surprises along the pathways
Now, this morning’s fun…. Every secret garden needs little surprises along the pathways

Just sitting on a fence post along the outside of the goat pen corral fence
Just sitting on a fence post along the outside of the goat pen corral fence

Inside the garden gate - gifts from the sea, gifts from my precious daughter - and a star fish
Inside the garden gate – gifts from the sea, gifts from my precious daughter – and a star fish
More - along the goat pen fence - designed especially to keep rainwater from splashing mud up on my new white fence paint!
More – along the goat pen fence – designed especially to keep rainwater from splashing mud up on my new white fence paint!
Old bottles from the Bisbee dump closed in 1954
Old bottles from the Bisbee dump closed in 1954

Getting to the last of the big messes - east side - yet to be figured out!
Getting to the last of the big messes – east side – yet to be figured out!

Locally known as Mexican Petunia - perennial
Locally known as Mexican Petunia – perennial

Food and flowers - Zinnias are a great flower - hardy, fast growing, not picky, lovely colors, make their own seeds
Food and flowers – Zinnias are a great flower – hardy, fast growing, not picky, lovely colors, make their own seeds

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6 thoughts on “+EVERY SECRET GARDEN HAS ITS SECRETS

  1. Oh how lovely this garden is! I’ve been waiting and waiting to see the pictures on my work pc – been on leave for a bit and now had the chance. I love the surprises on the path too – real gems of delight. You are ingenious to do all this. I’m thinking of you and your daughter and the new baby.. How exciting.
    By the way, I’ve been on my own little side trip along the self love thing. Not sure about how to do that – only now I try to breath in ‘right being’ somehow… and keep walking along the path.

    I love your bottles! I have my own collection of things – special rocks, pine cones, sticks – flat getting rather full! Need a little garden too to put it all in.
    Take lots of care of yourself!
    XXX

    • So happy to hear from you, Gingercat – that you are well and growing and thriving!!! The inside of my house is in need of major cleaning, etc – will do that before travel up north to see baby – who is still where he belongs! All going so good up there and NO PREMIE this time – what a blessing!!!!!!

      Again, very happy to hear you are doing well! sending much love on your continued blessed journey!!!!!!

    • Thank you! You are more than welcome to visit the garden and its tender if you are ever down here. I expect if rains continue in another 3-4 weeks garden should be at its happy peak!!!!

  2. DELIGHTFUL!!! Love the little treasures all throughout! And of course you wouldn’t leave that drainage gutter bare! Can’t wait to see the baby blankets — and YOU!!! (Since another first-person visit to the Secret Garden is going to have to wait a bit…)

    • I am still thinking always of yours and little feet along the garden pathways!! Will be so wonderful to see you all SOON!! PS – Jack is happy to do all airport transport – how sweet – and fortunate!! xoxoxox

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