a secret garden….my NEW ideas, plans and dreams


Happy Saturday!  So….ever since I read this post about making a secret garden, I’ve been having NEW ideas, plans and dreams about doing the same thing.  We have a section of our yard that would be WILL BE perfect for a secret garden!  It was formerly our vegetable garden, but we moved it when our neighbor’s trees got so big that our vegetables were too shaded.  There really is no outlet in that corner of the yard because of the fence, so it’s just a perfect spot for a NEW secret hideaway.  Yes, there’s lots of other projects that may be higher on the priority list, but I thought if I posted my plans…somehow the universe would make it happen…eventually. :o)

Here’s a few things I really want in my secret garden:

#1 Mosaics!


The theme of my secret garden is going to be this great quote:

What may seem now to be mere unconnected pieces of tile will someday,

when we look back, take form and pattern, and we will realize

that God was making a mosaic.  

-Neal A. Maxwell

#2 A hammock, lounge or palette bed:


#3 A water feature


and #4 lots and lots and lots of beautiful plants (preferably flowering plants!)

What do you think?  It’s still in the dream stage, so if any of you have any wonderful ideas that I should add to my list, please share!!!

Have a great day!  Do or Learn….OR PLAN something NEW!


Copper Water Feature

Stone Path (pinterest…but no link)


Outdoor hanging bed (pinterest…but link)

Heart mosaic


Learning NEW things about tulips


Hello! Aren’t tulips BEAUTIFUL!!!!???!!!  I volunteered at a local tulip  festival today and after my shift, I just had to go around and take some pics of these fabulous beauties!  Did you know there are over 109 different species of tulips?  Wowza!  Check these out:



AND look at this interesting one…an upside-down tulip!  I tried to search for the actual name and one website had a similar looking one (only in red) and said the locals in Turkey call it the Weeping Bride Tulip.  But if any of you know the actual name of this specie, please leave me a comment and let me know!


Also, now I think I want to read Alexandre Dumas’ book ‘The Black Tulip’!  I’ll let you know my review on that in a later post.   I also need to enter a to-do item on my calendar for the fall:  Plant more tulip bulbs!!!

Have a great day everyone!  Go and do or learn something NEW!