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Secret Garden
We had a reprieve during the monsoon season today and I was able to get out and take a walk this afternoon. I decided to go see my "secret garden" which I discovered last year on my walks. It's just someone's very nicely planned backyard with lotsa flowers, but to me it was a pleasant surprise on a walk one day last year. I decided it was my secret garden and it's something I like to treat myself with from time to time when walking.

I know, I should work on making my own backyard into a secret garden. But that sounds like work. Still, I am going to have someone come in and at least make my front yard purtier. (Heh heh, she said "purtier"!) I called Chaney's nursery today and told them to "put me on the list" to do the landscaping job that Curt designed.

The only real thing I asked him to change was remove a buckthorn from the plan since it's an invasive plant in Ohio. He swapped it out with a weigela that is grafted onto a tree. A mutant plant in my front yard! Booga booga boo! Here's his vision of what my front will be:

Landscape plan for the house

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wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: April 27th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that looks lovely! Very cozy. :)
rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: April 27th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't think of anyone for whom it is more apt to have a mutant plant in her front yard...and I mean that in a good way. :)

That looks cool. I'm similarly keen on secret gardens and cool landscaping--once I get around to posting the pictures of "my Motown" I took when I last went back to Modesto, you'll finally get to see not only what The Old House looked like (oddly enough, the one in this pic is almost exactly the color of the Old House in my dreams--the real one is light blue, the dream version is a sort of brick red) but also the place round the corner I always thought of as the Dickens House for reasons I can't really explain. Sadly their yard was getting torn up and relandscaped while I was there, but it's still a hella cool house. :)
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