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Welcome to My Garden

... the place where — just for a little while — one can enter the tiny world of faeries and enchanted gardens.
Flower Filled Fountains

Flower Filled Fountains

We had always wanted a fountain—love the sound of running water. When we saw this fountain on sale, we bought it and installed it close to our front porch, where we enjoyed it for several years. Then we decided to remove the old hedge along the foundation and, at the...

The Real First Signs of Spring

The Real First Signs of Spring

Most of us can barely wait for the first signs of spring. Crocus, snowdrops, dainty violas, pansies—all are welcome signs. But for me, the first real sign (!!) — and the most exciting part of early spring — was putting together the hanging baskets for our front porch....

Grandson’s Faerie Garden

Grandson’s Faerie Garden

When we constructed a faerie garden for our granddaughter, our grandson thought he might be interested also. So we decided to rework the area, above the retaining wall by the small patio, on our side yard hill and give that to him. This is the area where he played...

One Last Glimpse

One Last Glimpse

Before I leave our sidehill gardens, I am giving one last glimpse of the views along our driveway. We have, over the years, concentrated on our front yard and, more recently, our side and back yard gardens. And, while the sidehill part of our garden remains in flux,...

Going Downhill From Here Part 4

Going Downhill From Here Part 4

These photos are still of our hillside, but now above our little patch of woods (see Going Downhill From Here Part 3), and across from the area of our downhill paths (see Going Downhill From Here Part 2). We have a lot of area here to experiment with; some of what we...

Happy 2021

Happy 2021

I want to start 2021 by apologizing for being AWOL the last couple of months. My husband has had to deal with health issues that started in late summer and, when finally feeling better, an accident during the Thanksgiving weekend that landed him in the hospital for a...

Going Downhill From Here Part 3

Going Downhill From Here Part 3

In Going Downhill From Here #2 I promised I would show more of how we are trying to tame the hill that is our side yard. Like most of you, we have more ideas than we have money so our plans have to be implemented a little at a time. Sometimes we feel like we are not...

Going Downhill From Here Part 2

Going Downhill From Here Part 2

In Going Downhill From Here Part 1 it is clearly evident that our side yard hill is quite steep. (Understatement!) Putting in a retaining wall and a small patio was a good first step toward solving this challenge. But, of course, that left the rest of the hill to be...

Going Downhill From Here Part 1

Going Downhill From Here Part 1

Did I mention that our home is on a hill?? This photo sort of shows how steep our side yard is. When we first moved here, the neighbor kids used our hill for sledding on the days when we had snow! (Thankfully, it doesn’t snow very often!) But eventually we decided to...