Wednesday, 20 February 2008

A Secret Garden

Imagine walking through a doorway and being greeted by this view. I often dream of a secret garden, especially a walled garden which conjures up images of a warm and sunny place to spend my days. I think that I have some romantic notion of rediscovering a hidden garden as in the story The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. How magical it would be to find such a place and slowly bring it back to life.

In my dreams, I would have a rose garden and a herb garden to impart wonderful fragrances everywhere I walked. I may even add a chamomile lawn so that when I walk across it, the aroma of chamomile greets me. A quiet corner with a comfortable place to sit would be essential as would a summerhouse ~ a place to spend lazy afternoons.

Do you ever dream of such a place?


5 Responses to “A Secret Garden”
on Monday 28th January 2008 at 7:14 am1 Tracy
OH, yes, I have such dreams all the time! I dream of one day transforming our garden into the stuff of dreams…I can see it in my mind. :o) Happy dreaming, my friend…((HUGS))

on Monday 28th January 2008 at 7:58 am2 Felicia
Thats a wonderful book and a fabulous notion

on Monday 28th January 2008 at 1:17 pm3 Priscilla
Oh My, you describe what I think of on a regular basis…….. I also love the secret garden and the films, I wish I lived in a house with a large old garden with hidden gates and sections of roses, statues, wildlife…….. ornate benches to enjoy an amazing book. As a child I used to have a friend who’s house I used to play at, she had a huge garden and an orchard full of apple, plum trees! She had a little wood built wendy house that we played in, there was a pond, she had chickens and lots of garden figures…………I think that is the closest thing I have ever been to a secret garden………
Have you read another books with gardens as a theme? I would be really interested…….
Enjoy dreaming and you are not alone
Priscilla x

on Tuesday 29th January 2008 at 3:51 am4 Heidi
I have been trying to achieve that effect here in the city. I cannot take away the fact that we live on top of each other here. I cannot take away the fact that the noise from children is always there each and every day. Still I have tried to create a secret garden of our own. We had a beautiful iron gate made and now the garden is looking really good. I am anxious for the weather to change and start making a few changes in the planting. I am not happy with a few things that seem to have seen better days. I do love that people say they are amazed when they come through the gate as you cannot tell what is behind it from the street even as little as the gardens are here. It makes it lots of fun. I am living in great anticipation of my wisteria bursting into bloom…..
Do you have a large garden now? I would love to see it when it awakens from its winter sleep.
I just love the book The Secret Garden. What a sweet story. I often think about Mary as I am trying to nurse a plant back to health. Some plants need her special touch.
Hugs ~Heidi

on Thursday 31st January 2008 at 7:31 pm5 Lisa
I love dreaming of secret gardens, a special place to spend some quiet time to reflect on my day. Little by little we are transforming our yard into that inspirational garden. I enjoy the feeling when my gardens sleep for the winter, but look forward to the stirring of the sprouts in the spring.
Sweet Dreams!Lisa

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