Saturday, September 8, 2007

The Secret Garden

One of my favorite books has always been , The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

I have been a gardener since I was 20 years old. I learned from my Mom and Grandparents to love gardening. It has helped me through many hard times. I am going to look for some amaryllis bulbs this week for the kitchen window. And some paper white bulbs to start in October.

I am going to start Pansy seeds in October too. I have already started plans for the garden next summer. I have always wanted a secret garden, and I am planning one. I have been collecting seeds this summer for next year and I keep them in the fridge.

There is some wrought iron fence at a junkyard down the road that i would like to purchase for the front yard. I have a huge skeleton key that reminds me of the key to open the door to the secret garden. I could incorporate that in the fence. I would like to have a privacy fence that would surround the backyard, and plant ivy to cover the fences. I think it will happen. *nita*


Shelley said...

Hello Nita, I also love that story and the movie as well. Bet, that secret garden is going to be beautiful ! I would like to come and have tea there with you. Said a prayer for you and John today!

red tin heart said...

Shelley, i would love to have tea with you. Maybe someday it will happen. I love to have tea parties like you. I use to have one for all the women in my family once a year. I am going to have to start doing that again. Thanks for your prayers.I'm adding you to my favorite tonight. love nita

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I love The Secret Garden and often dream about having one as lovely. I just love gardening!

Just stopped by to let you know I was thinking of you and your family and you are in my prayers.


Donna O. said...

Hi Nita- sounds like you're keeping up thoughts. I love the Secret Garden, too. When you have a moment, visit my blog- it will make you smile (I hope!)
Keeping your family in my prayers...

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love that book too. But I'm a terrible gardener.

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

Nita that sounds like such a lovely idea, especially with that old iron fencing.

Just wanted to stop by and say that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of good, healing energy to your husband. :)


Sheri said...

oh of you get the gate and set it all up you'll have to show us pictures... what a lovely idea... hope your day has some sunshine in it...

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh Father, bless this family that I've just met. Give them healing and peace and stregth. Draw them to you. Hold them in your hand and protect them. We know how you love them. -amen- I'll be praying. Blessings..Polly

Amy Wagner said...

Oh Nita,
Your Secret Garden sounds so wonderful. I can picture the gate and skeleton key. So cool.
I am so glad that you are planning ahead to next summer. It gives a sense of hope and renewal.
Your friend, Amy

cityfarmer said...

Oh, are you a, too
I just posted a followup to a neices' wedding on my parents farmstead in Indiana.

nice to meet you

Mary said...


It will happen. I'm glad you are looking towards the future. It'll be bright!


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