THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 | Comments: 10
I truly believe that any outdoor space, no matter how small, can be transformed into a perfectly lovely garden. On the side portion of our property we have a small, out-of-the-way, 9′ x 11′ space that we turned into a secret garden…
A small and awkward space on our property was the perfect spot for a cozy secret garden. My younger daughter tells me that fairies have been known to make an appearance here.
Lush plantings on either side of a gravel path occlude the view and create mystery. A small bench at the back of the garden provides seating.
The view from above.
At first glance, not everyone can tell that this little spot holds a secret.
Catmint spills over the path and releases a subtle minty scent when brushed by the legs of those who enter.
Two Viburnum bushes create a thick wall of green on the north side of the garden. I love Viburnum, the flowers turn into berries that are irresistible to birds.
Hostas and English Ivy create greenery underneath.
A few well-placed Boxwood shrubs provide year-round green and add structure to the garden.
A dwarf cherry tree brings lovely spring flowers and vertical green to the space.
Pea gravel (sold by the bag at Home Depot) makes a wonderful covering for a pathway. The look is organic and the crunching sound that it makes underfoot is nice too.
I keep pruning to a minimum in here, I like everything to grow a bit wild.
A happy little spot where the imagination can run off.