Secret Garden

@paigea (35253)
Canada
June 25, 2022 12:56pm CST
Today, I want to sneak into my secret garden. Okay, I don't really have a secret garden, more of an idea of a secret garden. I bought some sweet peas, but my husband saw them! I had to plant them in a flower bed. The six pack had seven plants so I put two in my "forest" When Hubby notices there are only five plants, I'll blame the deer Our mini "Nature Preserve" is crammed with dead fall, it is treacherous to leave the path. I risk a broken ankle with every step. To create my secret alcove (for Forest Bathing) I have to venture into the tangled mess. I made my way in, planted my 2 plants then realized I made an obvious path through the long grass. I climbed over tree trunks to get out another way, then went around and tried to straighten the grass! ?? I am a long way from having my secret garden. Hopefully Hubby will go for a ride and I can head in to the bush with my bucksaw. I can't explain Forest Bathing any better than Greg did here.
I was in Maine the other day. It was a business trip. I was there to personally supervise the start of construction on my new Lab-Grown Lobster Plant. That's...
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@DaddyEvil (112354)
• United States
25 Jun
I used to do that when I was a kid on the farm. Just sit and watch the world go by.
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@DaddyEvil (112354)
• United States
25 Jun
@paigea Cows, mostly, but maybe a squirrel and a few birds. Once, a turtle slowly wandered past.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
@DaddyEvil Horses and sheep by us. But can't see them in my "forest"
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
What went by? Mostly birds in my nature preserve. Small frogs and occasionally a snake. Probably always a snake but rarely see it.
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@marlina (154665)
• Canada
25 Jun
We have a wooden sidewalk on the South side of the house.
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@marlina (154665)
• Canada
28 Jun
@paigea , Yes, it is
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
It's nice to have.
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@snowy22315 (149035)
• United States
26 Jun
Sounds like a task. I have a lot of woods here on my property and a friend of mine once suggested I make a nature trail through there. That was a neat idea but it seems alot of work.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
The picture is the beginning of Hubby's nature trail. That part is marshy so he put a board walk. He pushes the mower through a couple times a year and clears some deadfall. It's full of birds and we walk through there and I ski and snowshoe through there. It's not very long, but fun.
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@TheHorse (171023)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Jun
Do you think he'll notice the path to your secret garden?
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
He notices everything! There are now 2 trails through the tall grass leaving this main path. I can sure see them, though I did try to straighten the grass! He might think of wind, heavy rain or deer? He does tend to notice every little thing. Except when he mowed the daylillies
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@JudyEv (300221)
• Rockingham, Australia
27 Jun
A secret garden sounds really lovely. I wish I could have one here.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
28 Jun
So far it's a bunch of Fallen trees and underbrush. I have to work on my "creation"
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@Ufvbru (24)
26 Jun
Brilliant idea with it looks childish somewhat
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
27 Jun
Thank you
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@rebelann (104698)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jun
I doubt anything I tried to grow would be a secret as it's totally open here and I can see for miles and miles and miles..........
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@rebelann (104698)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jun
Oh, I'll bet he gets plenty of startles.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
It would be quite a challenge there. Mainly, I want a little area to sit and read, and listen to birds. The flowers are more to startle Hubby when he comes upon them
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
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@RebeccasFarm (84636)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Jun
Can I live there in your little forest?
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Jun
@paigea Cheers me dear we will be right there then thanks
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
Absolutely!
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
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@LadyDuck (425893)
• Switzerland
26 Jun
I love your secret garden, sweet peas mixed to the other plants will be pretty. Your husband will not notice that two are missing. Mine surely would not.
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@LadyDuck (425893)
• Switzerland
26 Jun
@paigea My husband almost do not look at the vegetable garden, but he enjoys what I grow.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
@LadyDuck I am just the helper. Weeding, weeding, weeding. And cooking everything.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
My husband is actually the gardener. He talks to the plants, and watches their progress daily. I put the five sweet peas by our address sign post, and there is foliage there, so he might not notice.
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@wolfgirl569 (69728)
• Marion, Ohio
26 Jun
I just relax in my backyard
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
I do that plenty. Just another place to relax!
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@RubyHawk (82149)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jun
Your secret garden sounds like fun. I love the idea.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
@RubyHawk I may never get around to using the chain saw
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
I needed a project. Weeding the garden gets tedious!! I couldn't saw the tree I wanted to saw. Now I have to teach myself to use a chain saw!
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@RubyHawk (82149)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jun
@paigea Be careful with the chainsaw. My nephew almost cut his arm off.
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@thelme55 (76587)
• Germany
26 Jun
It is nice to have a secret garden no one knows. Thanks for the idea. I might create my own “secret garden”
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
I hope to hear about your ideas. The ones I've found online are a corner of the yard with a pretty entrance. So hidden from view but not secret. Very nice, but those look like too much work!
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
28 Jun
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@thelme55 (76587)
• Germany
28 Jun
@paigea I wish I can find that kind of secret garden.
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• United States
26 Jun
That's really cool that you are building your own secret garden. I love the picture.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
Thank you. It's a project. The picture is our trail through the "forest" on our property.
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@CarolDM (200717)
• United States
25 Jun
Sounds like you are off to a good start.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
I needed a project
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
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@CarolDM (200717)
• United States
25 Jun
@paigea I understand. Sounds like you got one.
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@yanzalong (18855)
• Indonesia
3 Jul
I wish I had a secret garden, too. You mean secret garden is the one no one else knows?
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
3 Jul
Yes, a secret garden that no one else could find. Just a place to relax in the woods. Not really a garden
@jstory07 (125066)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Jul
my garden
Why not pretend to have a secret garden. That sure would be nice.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
3 Jul
That looks pretty.
@RasmaSandra (61007)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Jun
Looks like a nice place to fantasize and dream. I'll check out your other post,
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
26 Jun
That is Greg's post.The path in the picture is a nice place. Now I'm creating a hidden place.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Jul
After reading the book secret garden I used to want one too. Were you planning on putting all the pea plants into the woods? I grew up with woods in my back yard and always wished my kids could have had the same pleasure.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
1 Jul
Mostly, I just want to clear some space to sit in the woods. And to get to the wild berries without climbing over fallen trees. Putting a few flowers to surprise Hubby when he comes across it some time.
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@dgobucks226 (31957)
2 Jul
Nice way to commune with nature having your own secret garden. As they say one must watch your step! Nature may get even
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
3 Jul
I do spend time in nature every week. So, enjoyable.
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@dgobucks226 (31957)
4 Jul
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@luisga814 (6660)
• Quezon City, Philippines
25 Jun
Wow. This is cool.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
Thank you. Finally got the picture to work. Had to crop it so much.
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@luisga814 (6660)
• Quezon City, Philippines
25 Jun
@paigea It seems there's a lot of grasses.
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@paigea (35253)
• Canada
25 Jun
@luisga814 Yes a lot of grass, it's sort of a marshy area. One reason we need the wooden walk over that part.