Remember I told you a while back how I want to create a secret garden?
I know it's going to be an awful lot of work, and I want to make sure I do it right. I need to be happy with the results for a long, long time.
Since I'm never moving ever again!
Part of what I'm doing right now is working on the design plan. Much of that involves searching for ideas online....which is a ton of fun!
Once I have the design in place I can start to make it a reality, working in stages.
Here's what I've come up with thus far - what do you think?
I definitely want a stone path leading into the garden. Without a doubt. I love the 'country' look of this path, and how natural the plantings look.
Same with this path. It feels like it 'belongs', as do the various shrubs and flowers. And I most definitely want a little quiet sitting area to enjoy the gardens around me. There's just something so nice about having multiple seating areas around the property, to see things from various perspectives.
This path doesn't have the same 'natural' feel as the others, but I do love the pebble mosaics! Perhaps I can incorporate a pebble mosaic into the sitting area somehow.
I have been thinking it would be nice to have an arbor at the entry to the garden, it makes it feel like a true destination that way.
Or perhaps I will have a rustic gate at the entry?
Although a flower covered arch really calls out to me. It just feels so romantic, like a true cottage garden.
I considered using large stones set in pea gravel for the seating area.
Although I think large stones with ground covers in between such as moss or creeping thyme are more my thing.
I think these photos will help you get an idea of what's in my head.
Now I just need to get the time....and the muscle power....to make it happen!