A Secret Garden to Love….

A simple house on a busy street, a walk along the drive and suddenly….an unexpected surprise! It’s hard to believe the garden that unfolds in this unlikely space.

Fifteen years in the making, the gardener and mom lovingly added little “rooms” as a place for her large family to have quiet spots to read or relax.

Vintage pieces placed throughout bring a warm and cozy feeling….

Bright spots filled with flowers are followed by neatly clipped lavender plants…

Little lights on the garage wall…

And strings of lights for the outdoor room….All combine to bring gracious charm to this splendid space!

The night I visited a chef was doing a cooking demonstration for at least 20-30 people who fit comfortably at tables set under more beautiful lights…not the first time this generous gardener has allowed others to enjoy her beautiful space. ¬†Enjoy! I found lots to copy in my own garden!

  2 Replies to “A Secret Garden to Love….”

  1. Lori
    August 17, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Donna, it was our pleasure to have all of you ladies come visit with us and share such a wonderful event. I love your article, and your photos. It never ceases to delight me to watch other people’s reaction to our secret garden, but seeing your perspective through your lens has been a true joy. As I looked at your photos, I thought, “Oh, that’s right, I love textures and patterns – and gardening is art!” It amuses me that even though I am often enjoying the garden, it took your photos to remind me of that love. Thank you so much!
    – Lori

    • dljones
      August 17, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Thank you Lori! I really love your garden and it was so inspiring to walk through the “rooms”! I can’t wait to try some of the touches that you use so well to create a warm and welcoming space! Thanks again for letting me photograph in your garden! Donna

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