Monday, March 11, 2013


Multiple meetings with the mason, iron monger & carpenter.

Each with decades of experience.

Attention to details.

Each layer, their own voice.

You see, above, a messy wax myrtle too close to the gate.  By design, it will be pruned into a tunnel of green.  We are awaiting a bit more growth to prune.

Perhaps by year 3 a tunnel of green engulfing both sides of the gate.
Yes, an idea from childhood, The Secret Garden.  I can still remember my 3rd grade teacher reading it too us after lunch.
Garden & Be Well,          XO Tara
Pics at jobsite this month.  Same garden as previous several posts.
Attention to detail?  Learned quickly studying historic gardens across Europe for 2 decades.
. Details are not restrictions, they are liberations.


Cyndia said...

Every garden I see comes with the hope that it will measure up to The Secret Garden. Alas, few do. Glad I'm not the only one with love for that book.

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

I like to see lots of details in a garden, the ones that are hidden and surprise you are the best. :)

Wendy said...

I've been haunted for the last few days by this peek at an iron gate....could we see a little more of this? Thanks for your blog.