Friday, May 28, 2010


I am never afraid to move something when I don't like it.  I have had 2 topiarys next to my patio which have grown larger over 15 years.  I recently realized they are obstructing the view of the garden.  I DECIDED IT IS TIME TO MOVE THEM!  My husband is  shall we say "not as adventuresome" as I am and felt they would die if we moved them.  I figured it was worth a try!  So here they are in a new location and also some little boxwoods in between them! I plan on watering them every day.

I took this photo through my upstairs screen window this morning...

I also have some neighbors in the birdhouse I hung on the door going into the garden....can you see her peeking out the hole?

My back yard isn't very big but I want it to be an escape place!  I call it my Beatrix Potter Tea Garden because of the cast stone characters there:  Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Peter Rabbit and soon to arrive, Jemima Puddle-Duck!



betsy said...

I love your gardens! You've done a wonderful job. I also love what you did with the door. Very nice!

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2010 said...

Dear Bernideen! I am in LOVE with your white door in the garden! I see your little visitor is too! :) I have a side entrance door almost identical to this one and we keep thinking we will replace it one day. What a grand idea to place it in the garden! thank you for sharing this idea! Hope you have a blessed and peaceful weekend.

Hugs, Sheri

Deanna said...

Dearest Bernideen,
Lovely yard you have with sweet garden area!
So nice and a great place to escape from a hectic world.
May you have a great week-end and God bless.
d from homehaven

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I adore your backyard. That door is sooo cute! I also see the little teacup birdfeeder behind it!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Bernideen, I love your creative and whimsical yard! The door is a wonderful addition!

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What a lovely yard filled with many beautiful plants and garden decor!!


WhineNRoses said...

Your garden looks like a wonderful place for relaxation or reading!!
What a beautiful outdoor living space!!!

Elaine said...

I love the view from your's looks so inviting. My garden is small also and I love to wonder through it.

Johanna said...

Bernideen, how cute is this little bird in the birdhouse. I think it feel that your garden is the right place to nest. I wish you luck with this two topiarys. They look pretty nice on this place.
Greetings, Johanna

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Bernideen..I love your garden, you don't need a big yard to have your own private sanctuary..its just so peaceful..and pretty!
Have a great day!

Eastlake Victorian said...


I just love your garden It is so full of whimsy and magic! What a nice place to go to escape from it all! :-)


Naturegirl said...

Love love the door adds such a feeling of whimsy to your delightful garden!A gardener myself..have a beautiful day in your garden today!