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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Garden Bridge and Flowers

Hello Ladies,

Welcome again to my humble garden. I have taken some pictures, a new late in life delight I didn't know I loved to do until I began to do more blogging about this house and garden and its transformations.....seeing a thing of beauty striking me with the desire to capture it in picture is one of the rare joys I can find lately, and I did have a  little bit to share with you.....

We replaced the old troll garden bridge we had with a new one but had to reinforce it with sturdy poplar wood as it turned out to be only decorative and I didn't see that part when we bought it, but I got the poplar cut to size, and then John attached it so we can walk on it.

Some new changes and plantings in the garden too are delightful......lots of pics.....I hope you enjoy!

This is the ''hangy thingy'' I spoke about here which is going to be just like it when I get to doing it.....I am soon getting the urge to fix up the Gazebo on the inside, with a nice tablecloth and placing my orchids on there, and then hanging this Rose, Moss and Candle Chandelier on the hook where my current mini chandelier is....should be very lovely!

This is what I found in the thrift store, IT IS NOT painted it white which is different from the inspiration picture, but it still will look beautiful when I'm done.....even if I have the roses and candles in there for one day.....just for me. :D    for now the tillandsias are in there and in each candle holder place.....they seem to like it

one of my favorite plants ever is the Maidenhair Fern.....I cannot have enough of these delicate lacy ferns.

 just love these colors and shapes.....

 In this spot was a fire bush which constantly grew bugs on it and didn't do much flowering and too few butterflies or bees used it so I took it out thinking to put another citrus tree, but it gets only dappled light and I needed a place for my hydrangeas so they went in there. I really hope they like it, I want blooming hydrangeas so badly!
I painted the urn white and put lobelia in it, and I love this area now.


 The Garden Bridge.....still to be named.....and it got some flowers too, some marigold and lobelia.
 To me this wooden bridge is a blank canvas, and I have yet to find out what it needs......I wanted to add crystals to the posts, then finials, but cannot come up with something perfect.....any ideas??


The herb garden is doing well goes on further down the right with more herbs.....
The aloe is blooming and the grapevine has yet to begin to sprout leaves which grows so prolifically I can literally create another arbor with it but it gets too is pretty wild :D

I adore the flagstones, we need some more....



One of my new favorite planters, a wire basket lined with fresh moss and filled with lobelia, purple petunias and lime coleus.....soon they should grow and begin to drape down, can't wait.




 Mint in a hanging basket on the Gazebo.....

 In the morning before the sun broke through.....everything was wet with watering, love the smells....

An extremely exotic beauty, the Anthurium......

my lettuces and radicios are growing lovely with merely misting them every morning.....


Herbs between the stones, mint and thyme, doing well :D

 My Gazing Garden MoonStone.......



Christmas Amaryllis are coming back for a second round, love it!


 Front Porch Entrance, elegant lace curtain surrounded by Ficus Repens which is totally covering the surroundings from the floor steps to the roof..........I call him the Mister!

Inside my ever favorite White Lilies.....they scent my room every night.......

another favorite are the Bougainvillieas.....especially the pink and white!

Thats most of the things I'm loving right now. I hope your world is filled with Life and Beauty and Nature!

sharing this post with A Return to Loveliness
and with The Charm of Home
and with Rooted In Thyme
and with Fishtail Cottage



  1. Oh what a beautiful garden!!!!! How I wish I could sit there awhile and take it all in dear Lady. It is truly an amazing space that you have created.
    sending hugs...

    1. oh do you really think so? I know yours is amazing, a dream of mine with peonies and lots of other beauties you blog about. I always try to get a nice garden going, but I could never bring it all together.....I am still working on it. Thank you for your kind comment! :D
      blessings, lady

  2. Your gardens look so beautiful! I love that little bridge. It is adorable! That lace curtain is so lovely too. Enjoy all your beautiful plants!

  3. LADY! You are back my friend! Greetings from cold but melting Minnesota! This is a welcomed post and first let me say that the inspiration photo you have here is what I've had on my mind for a while. I have nowhere to hang one of these, but I think I will take my chandelier in my studio and intertwine some silk flowers in the arms. Oh how lovely is your rendition of this piece. Your garden is so beautiful with the bridge, and I can almost feel the sun as I stroll through your garden.

    I hope you are well? You have been working outside I can see, and I bet you are energized by the sunshine. Peace and beauty to you, Lady! Anita

  4. And you dearest Lady, YOU live like the way I enjoy: seeking peace, planting LIFE, knowing that living is fragile, but continuing on. I want to lift others. I leave the criticisms and complaints to those who have a good enough argument to bring others down. But I want to lift to unknown heights. Thank you dear friend for coming by and reading as well as viewing. NAMASTE my dear and beautiful friend. Anita

    1. oh I love this,
      ''to lift to unknown heights''......yes, I adore you for that.
      I always come by when I see a new post from you! would not miss it!
      hugs, lady

  5. And now YOU'VE inspired me to keep an eye out for such a chandy, and find a good place to put it protected from the rain. Maybe somewhere in our covered patio! But Lady, I wish you the most ELATED day of enchanting creativity! I can't wait to see what you come up with !!! Anita

    1. Somewhere in a covered patio sounds perfect....I am trying to get this Rose Moss Chandelier done, but I am close, maybe today will be done.
      I hope you find one.....I have seen many nice chandy's online with candleholders which can be filled with flowers and ivy should not have difficulty.
      And thank you for the ELATED wish of enchanting creaitivity, I needed it and it is still working, the enchantment....moving into other areas too :D:D:D

  6. I´m just delighted... Beauty never stops growing in your fairy garden, dear Lady! How lovely all these images are, it seems that your hands can do magic taking pics too LOL My very favorites are the planter with the purple petunias (you already suspected it, right?), and the lace curtain embraced by "the Mister"... but it´s not easy to choose, each and every corner looks soooo charming! I simply admire the way you work every day to build your beautiful green sanctuary there, I often like to think that even though all the world outside became impossible to live in, I could always find a retreat there in your secret garden :D
    A million blessings,

  7. Dear Lady, What a wonderful garden you have created!! I'm so sorry I haven't been by sooner to see all your creativity! It inspires me to see all that you have done. I have enjoyed looking at all your projects and wonderful additions to your home and garden. I absolutely love your garden bridge. I could see lights on it at night, maybe some enchanting solar ones. It is truly a Secret Garden! I also love the outside chandelier. I can't wait to see what you'll do with it. It's fantastic!! I always love hearing from you and get inspired every time I see you've left a comment. Thank you dear friend!

  8. what an absolute delight!! So much beauty and color!! I love hearing all about peoples garden plans, it feels just like the thoughts in my own head.... so much I want to do! The chandy will be divine, and I love Maidenhair Fern too... I must find some, it's been a long time!
    Enjoy all that Beauty!!
    Happy Spring:-)

  9. Hello, I just discovered your wonderful blog - it is absolutely delightful!!! I garden in zone 4-5, but am so fascinated by the lovely tropicals you grow in your enchanted garden. Can't wait to see your gazebo all prettied up.

  10. Your garden is beautiful. I love the gazing ball.

  11. Gorgeous garden! I LOVE the sheer curtain hanging in the garden. Love it. So much more ethereal and oooh la la than a gate.

    1. Thank you kindly, sir
      "Ethereal" IS MY FAVORITE WORD!

  12. Dearest could I have missed TWO whole posts?
    Oh wow, your Eden is becoming more and more magical...I don't even know where to begin. :)
    Of course, all of the gorgeous life you are planting....moss and ferns....both speak to my soul like no other greenery...
    I love the enchanting herb garden and the herbs growing between the stones!
    Now to the chandelier....yes... :) Just yes... :)
    As for the's so sweet but it definitely needs GLITTER! about it?
    Aurora borealis! Can you imagine? A perfect complement to that amazing moonstone gazing an idea) :)))
    Now to catch up with the newest I go...
    Sending LOVE!

    1. Hi there, thanks for visiting again, and I love the idea of glitter :D of course, will have to work out how to do it...I'm thinking also sea glass, but will think more on this. :D
      Thanks for all your lovely comments as always.
      hugs, lady

  13. Your gardens are full of colour and texture and have an air of tranquility about them. I think the bridge just needs to weather a bit - it looks too new yet.

    1. Thanks for visiting and your input, sounds professional :D ....yes it is very serene here, people use those words all the time, how peaceful it is.....but you are right about the is too new! I thought of whitewashing it which maybe will help and also bring it into the rest of the color scheme of but that will have to wait for a bit as I am allergic to painting anything else since I've done so very much these past two years....however, the idea is tantalizing lol


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