Ivylore
Ivylore
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Scenes From My Secret Garden


I've been transforming my former grassy backyard into my secret garden. I began by using a technique called "lasagna gardening" by which you do not need to take out the grass! Read all about it and see a video on my post at http://ivylore.hubpages.com/hub/creating-garden-magic
Here are some scenes of how it started coming together and thanks so much for viewing!
found this cute sideways planter at Salvation Army- planted it with chocolate mint
found this cute sideways planter at Salvation Army- planted it with chocolate mint
love this purple beauty- dense green foliage-Bee Balm!
love this purple beauty- dense green foliage-Bee Balm!
new to the garden- "maltese cross" with bright red flowers
new to the garden- "maltese cross" with bright red flowers
hibiscus getting ready to give a few new blooms!
hibiscus getting ready to give a few new blooms!
marjoram on right; veronica recuperating in the background
marjoram on right; veronica recuperating in the background
dianthus in front, white carpathian harebell in back- both recuperating nicely after planting!
dianthus in front, white carpathian harebell in back- both recuperating nicely after planting!
cross in the garden
cross in the garden
First bloom of my new hibiscus- Gorgeous! Just wish they'd stay around longer :(
First bloom of my new hibiscus- Gorgeous! Just wish they'd stay around longer :(
Birdbath and Fairy
Birdbath and Fairy
Daydreaming
Daydreaming
This plant which a friend gave me surprised me with 2 beautiful yellow blooms! Turned out to be "evening primrose"
This plant which a friend gave me surprised me with 2 beautiful yellow blooms! Turned out to be "evening primrose"
Swan planter on dry creek bed
Swan planter on dry creek bed
Hosta and huechera garden
Hosta and huechera garden
Wild roses among the wisteria vine and rose of sharon bush
Wild roses among the wisteria vine and rose of sharon bush
Tiered planter with Russian sage, Thai basil and snapdragons
Tiered planter with Russian sage, Thai basil and snapdragons

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  • Ivylore
    on Jun 15, 2013

    Yep, that's so true! They repay all of our luv and attention w lots of beauty to make our lives more beautiful

  • Jay
    on Aug 7, 2013

    Very nice!

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