Come Tour The Secret Garden With Me

– Posted in: Mud Season, The Secret Garden
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I know, I just posted yesterday. This will be short–unless you watch the video below.

Inspired by Layanee’s idea to offer personal garden strolls by appointment, and by Kevin’s video of his mid-March garden tour, and even (a little bit) by Carol’s Gardenpiece Theater, I decided to create a virtual tour of my Secret Garden.

I’ve been fascinated with secret gardens ever since I read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. My favorite part is when Mary finds the key and enters the secret garden for the first time.

My garden isn’t very secret until the trees leaf out, but it still feels secluded and special. I’m in a different world when I’m there.

Click on the video to tour my Secret Garden. It’s about ten minutes.

Thank you for watching.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Kate April 5, 2020, 11:53 am

I LOVE that arch. Do you recall where you found it?

Kathy Purdy April 5, 2020, 5:58 pm

It’s a Plow and Hearth arch but I found it at Wayfair.

Pat Webster March 28, 2020, 3:07 pm

Thanks for the woodland walk, Kathy. I loved seeing the snowdrop-lined path and all the emerging plants. I can easily understand why you love the spot — it is lovely.

Kathy Purdy April 5, 2020, 6:01 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed it, Pat!

Beth @ PlantPostings March 28, 2020, 12:17 pm

This is beautiful, Kathy. Thank you for the tour! I have a secret garden out back, too, and it’s a blessing. 🙂

Kathy Purdy April 5, 2020, 5:59 pm

Yes, I think it’s my favortie part of the garden.

Joanne C Toft March 28, 2020, 9:31 am

Loved the tour. How nice to have that right in your backyard. It was be fun to see this develop over the seasons.

Kathy Purdy March 28, 2020, 10:32 am

Thank you, Joanne.

Lisa at Greenbow March 28, 2020, 6:19 am

I am so happy you shared your Secret Garden with us. What an inviting path lined with Snowdrops and Witch Hazels. It will be magical when the Witches are up high enough to look you in the eye and say welcome. I bet it won’t be long and the snowdrops will seed themselves down the side of the hill. The benches are perfectly situated. I bet you spend many hours there through out the year. I would love to sit there with the frogger guy watching birds. What a peaceful place. Don’t give up on your gazebo. We all need dreams to keep us alive.

Kathy Purdy March 28, 2020, 10:33 am

Lisa, there is another stump next to the Frogster just waiting for you! I can hardly wait for the witch hazels to get some height. It sounds like you can see my vision. Thanks for commenting!

Linda Shatney March 28, 2020, 5:10 am

Thanks for the lovely walk in the woods. We still have snow in our woods in the northeast kingdom.

Kathy Purdy March 28, 2020, 10:31 am

Yes, you are one of the northern gardeners that got the big snow I didn’t get. It won’t be long now, Linda!

sandy lawrence March 27, 2020, 10:48 pm

Love the tour of your Secret Garden! The brooks are amazing. What a lovely woodland property. I’m hoping that you’ll film periodically so we can follow plants just now coming up. I like your gazebo idea, too; hope it materializes.

Kathy Purdy March 28, 2020, 10:34 am

Thank you so much for your comments, Sandy. I hope to follow up with tours whenever there’s a high point.