Mind If I Brag?

August 23, 2008

Dear Diary

Of course you don’t, lol!

The kids and I worked on the yard more today. We finished a good portion of the side yard that I call my “Secret Garden.” It’s a narrow strip of the property that is close to the neighboring parking lot. Here I am on one side of the property; my narrow Secret Garden is on the other side, where if you look closely, you can see my two daughters slaving away at it. Haha!

House Front 2

I have been building a densely-planted area of shrubs and perennials for years there. It’s growing so beautifully! Today we finished half of the concrete walkway we’ve been working on.

To Secret Garden 3

Walkway With Sand Mix

I’ll have more details about the installation of the walkway on my New York Renovator blog, but I just wanted to post the flowers and lovely garden. I just can’t wait until it’s all done!

11 Responses to “Mind If I Brag?”

  1. julia Says:

    Rebecca,
    What a beautiful garden. You have done a magnificent job. These pictures are soothing to look at especially to those of us for whom summer basically represents a charred dead sage brush landscape of scorpion infested desert
    !! The green scenery is lovely. Visit me and read about my recent close encounters with creatures unpleasant. I’ll take a butterfly or hummingbird in your garden any day!!
    Julia
    http://www.backcounterbuffet.blogspot.com
    Living in the Arizona desert

  2. Rebecca Says:

    I read your scorpion posts. :-O :-O :-O

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yikes!!!!

    Thanks for the compliments on the garden. New York is so green, yes. Green plants that grow so well, green money that is quickly taxed…

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    Rebecca, that looks amazing! I wish I had a “secret garden” !

  4. chilly Says:

    WOW! Very nice indeed! Can see all the hard work you guys have put in and how nice it’s paying off. Well done!

  5. Karen Says:

    That is beautiful. Your girls and you should be proud of all your hard work. I think I finally have my perennials to the point of not having to plant any more plants. I just weed a little. It only took me 4 or 5 years to get to this point! It is fun to sit in the swing and look at all the pretty flowers. All the hard work is forgotten quickly when you see the fruits of the labor.

  6. Elaine - Luxor's Mom Says:

    I would be so proud if that were in my yard; however, I’m living in the New Mexico desert. šŸ˜‰

    It’s lovely.

  7. eastcoastlife Says:

    It’s really beautiful! I have been trying to beautify my narrow strip of garden and am not satisfied with it. I’m going to copy some of your ideas. šŸ˜›

  8. Hilary Says:

    Very nice!! I can imagine how soothing and enjoyable it is to sit on your porch sipping tea!!

  9. Bonnie Says:

    That is abosultely gorgous. I love your house. The path looks amazing. If it could stop raining here then I might be able to get some gardening done. It has rained here almost daily since June. I’m ready for some dry weather and cooler would be nice. šŸ˜‰

  10. Fida Abbott Says:

    Wow, it is beautiful. I hope someday after I fix the driveway, I would start to do more for my garden.

    BTW, there were 2 hummingbirds visit my backyard and almost everyday I see some butterflies visit my garden. I planted the flowers that can atrack them.

    I was so excited!!

    Have nice gardening!

  11. Rebecca Says:

    Thanks for your kinds words! It is really nice, yes. I have a few more lilacs to plant yet, and I need more perennials. I also intend to plant some purple loosestrife, since the area behind the arbor gets very soggy.

    I’ve been seeing butterflies and hummingbirds in this garden, too! It is my first year of seeing hummingbirds, so you can imagine how thrilled we are!