Thursday, April 2, 2009

The secret garden

Right out side my bedroom I have a stone patio and steps that go to no where. When ever I have time I rake out leaves and pull out small seedings and weeds to reveal more of my lost garden, i find it so relaxing. The picture above was take a few weeks ago and now 95% of the snow has melted away. One thing I'm really going to need is a leaf blower for the fall, raking dead wet leaves in the spring is soo hard to do.

I have so many yard projects it would make your head spin! But for me it is so much fun! I can't wait to go shopping for plants that like the shade and ok for zones 5-6.


The Cottage Cheese said...

What a lovely little secret garden, I cannot wait to see it planted. I miss a woodland garden, as I have no real shady areas surrounding the house I have now.

Are you familiar with toad lilies? They are late-season bloomers, but the foliage is quite pretty. There is a variety that is hardy to zone four. I have one in a pot that thrives, and I do nothing to it but water. A link:

Pattern and Perspective said...

Gardening is relaxing, but the prepartion can be a bit tedious. I so want to plant some organic veggies and herbs this year. I found this cute website,, that has good info on planting for a layman like myself.

bopbopdesigns said...

It's looking great!

Brian said...

Oh boy, welcome to my addiction too! If you ever want to talk shop, just shoot me an email. I'm addicted to plants!

Recommended shade plants: Bleeding Heart, Hydrangeas (big = oak leaf, small = blushing bride), Columbine (one of my favs), Astilbe, Hellabore.

You should plant your woods with Blue Bells!

I also recommend this book. It helped me out a lot.

Jenn Ski said...

oo that looks like a great book! Thats' exactly what I was going for. Thanks for the link!