Gardening

Secret Garden

Since it has basically been spring all winter long this year, I have had the itch earlier than normal, to get outside and dig in the dirt. I have shared here before that I luv gardening and beautiful outdoor spaces. I recently came across these pictures from House & Garden UK of an old cement factory turned home. I was mesmerized by this enchanting castle of a home. Take a look for yourself. It looks like something that only exists in fairytales.

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You can read the entire story and see all the images here. I personally think this secret garden looks magical. I think I was especially drawn to these photos because I have had a luv affair with ivy since last summer. I luv ivy clad buildings, steps, and arbors.  Ivy adds charm, character, texture, and depth to otherwise boring structures.

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So, this luv affair led to me plant fig ivy in my front flower bed in hopes that sometime in the near future, I might have ivy covered brick on the front of my home.

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It may take a bazillion years, but hoping one day the front of my house might look something like this.

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I luv how ivy can add interest to the front of an otherwise ordinary home. I’ll keep you posted on my ivy adventure. For now, I am just enjoying my bougainvillea plant!

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Happy spring and happy gardening!autumn signature

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