My Secret Garden

“There’s naught as nice as th’ smell o’ good clean earth, except th’ smell o’ fresh growin’ things when th’ rain falls on ’em.”

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

I have been a little absent lately. I apologize. I’ve had a lot on my plate. Spring is wonderful but it has brought a lot of extra work. Lots of gardening and yard work. Lots and lots and lots. Endless. I’ve kind of neglected everything else to work on it. The kids are still alive. So that’s good.

But now. Now I’m ready to show you. I’m so excited. You may not be when you see it but that’s ok. You can at least be excited for me. Nod politely when I start talking about it. That’s what friends do. It’s all I can do to not talk about it when people are around. Will power. Mind over matter. Remember don’t talk about it unless the person seems interested.

Ok, are you ready?  Here it is.


My new veggie garden. Eek. So excited.

Mixed reactions I know. I’ve had several ranging from “I love it, it’s so whimsical” to “um, it looks like something out of the wild west”.  My kids love it. They like to pretend it’s a labyrinth. I love it because I can plant a ton of veggies in a small space. If you started plants, as I talked about here, it’s time to get them in the ground.

It may not be a typical garden but it’s my garden. Our garden. Made out of cedar from the woods surrounding us. The dreamer built it. Who else would drag fallen logs for days on end to build retaining walls and fences? It’s his box of chocolate for me. 

And I love it! I can’t wait to experiment with different plants.

An actual box of chocolates would not be unwelcome either though. We could share it D.


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