My favorite spot in my garden is the secret garden and pond area. This is where I whittle away the hours in tranquil peace.
You might remember I’ve designed my garden into rooms. I’ve shared my Front Garden, Sun Garden and today is the Secret Garden Pond Area. In another post I’ll share the secret garden sitting area. The post would be to long too share both sides.
My garden is not large, but creating garden rooms give a sense of space and mystery.
Please tuck your head down to enter under the arbor…
I hope the Wisteria didn’t grab you with its wild vines as you entered the arbor! We are now standing under the huge wisterias overreach.
At the bottom of the arbor is a Miss Bloodgood Japaneses Maple which canopies over the garden providing shade.
I’ve never been a fan of Miley Cyrus, but a pair of her boots came in handy for flower containers. I like to use architectural pieces in my garden as much as I do inside the Charmer.
To the left of the arbor is a bed of Anemones just about ready to pop!
We’re able to stand up now under the arbor which is the entrance to the secret garden and pond area. We used pea gravel and flagstone because it’s very shady. I also love the feel of it.
After ducking, and looking up straight ahead, you’ll see the Dinning Room…that will be shared later.
To the arbor’s left is a container full of pink Inpatients and Maidenhair Ferns. You can see a little bit of water behind the statue.
The secret garden sitting area is on the other side and provides a great view of the pond and I’ll share tomorrow.
are more Ferns a large Hosta and a Martha Washington Mum.
continuing on the path the pond becomes more visible…
Moving ahead is…
a metal flower container, more Ferns and Hostas. At this point we can see the pond’s sitting area (across for secret garden sitting area).
Swinging around a little further…
Turning the corner…
is a small sitting area in front of the pond.
I look for old chairs at garage/thrift stores to use in the garden ($1 each).
I’m standing behind the pond, across from the sitting area to take the photo… I’ve been finding some really cute/inexpensive vintage aprons that I’m using as chair covers.
Another quiet and cozy sitting area with some thrift store Laura Ashley linens. This photo was taken standing behind the sitting area above.
Everything we’ve seen has been to the left side of the waterfall…
and now we’re traveling to the right side.
In the background behind the bird is a Corylus avellana L. ‘Contorta’ small tree, common name: Harry Laurden Walking Stick (a European Hazelnut). It is a really cool tree and it’s limbs are very knarly looking. It is a great that provides great architecture in your garden and look beautiful in the snow.
The grass in the front is Hakonechloa ‘Fubuki’, common name: Japaneses Forest Grass. Does very well in partial shade. Next another striated hosta.
In the container is a Colocasia plant, common name Elephant ear. Another great partial shade bulb and does very well in water. You could just put the container in water just below the containers rim. Great pond plant.
On the left of chair top is a Dwarf Alberta Spruce and another container.
Behind the container is the arbor that leads to…
another garden room….it’s not been named yet.
I’m not happy enough to share it with you….maybe next year.
This photo is taken with me standing on the other side of the arbor, looking across the back side of sitting area and sharing a glimpse of my most favorite spot in the whole garden.
I ‘ll share the area with you soon.
I hope you enjoyed this very long post about my secret garden pond area.
Oh, if you don’t hear from me in a few days…you’ll know where I’ll be!