I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees!

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cottage Garden Secret Garden, Part 3, 2016

 ATTENTION: MY MAIN BLOG, DEBBIE-DABBLE, IS HAVING MAJOR ISSUES AND I HAVE LOST ACCESS TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN THE LAYOUT OF THE BLOG SO UNTIL I CAN GET THIS RESOLVED, I HAVE MOVED MY LAST FEW POSTS HERE TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG AND WILL ADD NEW POSTS HERE UNTIL THE ISSUE AT DEBBIE-DABBLE IS RESOLVED.

Today, I am sharing Part 3 of our Cottage Garden.......
But first, I want to Thank these hosts for featuring my post, Been Doing a Bit of Spray Painting!, from last week's parties!!

Thanks to Sherry, over at Olives and Okra, for featuring it as the Most Viewed from the Funtastic Friday Party!
 Thanks so much, Sherry and all the hosts at Funtastic Friday!!

And Thanks to Linda, over at Crafts a La Mode, for picking it as one of her features from last week's What to Do Weekends Party!!
Thanks a bunch, Linda!!

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 If you missed Part 1 of our Cottage Garden, Please click HERE
If you missed Part 2 of Our Cottage Garden, please click HERE
In this post, I will be sharing the last area of our Cottage Garden over to the right of the yard..........
There is a path of pavers that lead to the shed in back right hand corner of the yard...........
To decorate the shed up a bit, I hung Toy Shovels from Dollar Tree on the doors.....
On the side of the shed, we store work horses and buckets filled with extra pea gravel, sand and soil......
As I mentioned in the last 2 posts, I took these photos on 2 different days, one that was cloudy and rainy and one that was sunny...........
It is hard to get a good photo of this side of the yard when the sun is out because half of it is shaded by the tree in the back....

Hanging on a shepherd's hook is a Post Man Wind Chime ( remember that Joe is a Mail Man) and a solar Lantern......
The Trellis was bought at Home Depot last year and is anchored to the fence with zip ties!!
Underneath the shepherd's hook is an Angel.........
 And a Solar Rock.......
  There is a set of Solar Dragon Fly Lights wrapped around the Trellis......
   The Bird Bath used to be a fountain but it not longer works.......
  Underneath the bird bath.....
  One of my Garden Gnomes.....
Next to the bird bath is a plant stand with a pot filled with petunias......
They are starting to fill in nicely!!
Another Angel sits on the opposite side of the Bird Bath.....
I bought this Gazing Ball on clearance last year at Big Lot's.....
Asters are planted on the edge of the patio......
  "An Hour in the Garden Put Life's Problems into Perspective"

How true......
 We have not decided if we are going to extend the lattice higher using the trellis for support of it like we did on the other side of the yard.......
We have an older gentleman for a neighbor that lost his wife several years ago,is battling cancer and Joe likes to talk to him over the fence every now and then......

And our yard is a good 3 feet higher than his, separated by a retaining wall on his side....

And that completes my "Tour" of our tiny back yard......

Our "Cottage Garden"

Even though we live in a townhouse development in a row of 10 houses and a row of 10 townhouses sits behind us, we call out back yard our Secret Garden because of how private it is......

Now I know you are thinking how could it possibly be private with living so close to others????

This is why we call it our Secret Garden......
No one can see into our back yard with the Trees and the lattice.......
 I can sit on the Patio in my robe in the morning with my cup of coffee and  no one can see me!!!
 I bet my little yard is more private that a lot of your yards are so we call it our Secret Garden because most of my neighbors have no idea what our back yard even looks like!!
I have decorated our "Cottage Garden" with bright and cheerful colors to make it a "Happy Place" for Joe and I to enjoy and I hope you enjoyed seeing it!!

I have been busy while Joe and I were on Stacation last week.......

We did start the ball rolling on taking care of a lot of things having to do with his upcoming Retirement in September....

I finished tweaking my Patio for the Summer...

 I did some furniture painting in my new "Sitting Room" , former "Guest Room"......

I planted a few more perennials and tweaked a little flower bed by our Court's Mail Boxes......

And to think that I was recently asked by a co worker who said " But what will you do when you retire? Won't you be bored???"

"Apparently, you don't know me too well!" , was my answer!!

I have a lot more to share with all of you........

So I hope you will be back to visit soon!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

Hugs,
Debbie
 
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4 comments:

  1. Your cottage garden is beautiful Debbie! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  2. Your positive and creative outlook shines in your secret garden Debbie. It is truly your beautiful outdoor sanctuary.
    Wonderful to have you share this charming garden with us!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  3. Wow, the trees bordering your property are just gorgeous, Debbie! Thank you for sharing your garden at Vintage Charm!

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  4. Your postman wind chime is so cute.

    You inspired my project for the day. Steve has to drive to Santa Barbara to deliver a painting and I'm going to stay home and "play". I have the bottom of a birdbath, broke the top years ago, and I'm going to fix it up. I'm wavering between painting it and getting a new gazing ball or putting something on it to be a birdbath again.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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