Well, I'm just going to let it all hang out, Chelone :) Don't mind the hoses, the half done garage paint job, the vehicles, or the weeds. Like I said, let your eyes drift to the good spots...blink when you see something disturbing :)
This is the Goddess Garden as you're walking up out of the woods (we have a path that goes down to our canoe launch...which is really a muddy spot to slide the canoe in :) The goddesses are not in permanent places - I keep moving them :)
Here's a picture of where I was standing to take the last picture:
This bed is waiting for more plants! I've newspapered and mulched in anticipation. Where the Goddess is, I'd like to put a small tree or a limbed up shrub. It would get morning sun, and bright shade, but that is it. Suggestions?
Here's the long shot....can you envision how the path will loop around? I am starting to think more about seating, as this is becoming a nice place to be :)
Here's the berm garden (which helps to keep the Goddess Garden secret from the driveway):
I know you're thinking, "what is that structure at the end?"....well, it's too big, but by the time I built it and put it in (2 ft of it is in the ground!!!) I've decided to live with it a while. Polish spirit is planted on it, and castor beans are planted around. The long range vision has Baptisia Carolina Moonlight there (it's planted, but small) and more perennials as I add them....it's where the viburnum was.....
This is where I rest (with the weeds to my back!).
My favorite pot so far:
I left this leaf unpainted and am not sure what to think of it....too "pink" for my taste....
Here's a mirror frame I'm working on....I like the maple leaves:
Here's my basement chair for this year (I try to use one up every year...I'm running out!)...it needs some gravel for mulch, but you get the idea!
Kathy, this should keep you busy on your staycation :) There is definitely not a shortage of pictures, and I'm loving seeing in all your gardens! I welcome any suggestions! I need to play in the bee garden next....that's where my zinnias and salvia will go....