kate5kiwis: The Secret Garden

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“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Secret Garden

nine months have passed since we started throwing ideas around about this little area aka Lucy's Poo Poos Pit. we've had all sorts of plans,

but finally decided on something different (well, you know it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind... often...)

for the last month there has been lots of plant-gathering and hiding, and organising pick-ups of various items and everyone trying not to breathe our secret to hubby before his birthday.

for two days we've been digging and raking and digging and planting and digging and arranging and digging and watering and planting and digging and watering and getting The Secret Garden ready.

all the plants have white flowers: we have *five* dietes grandiflora growing along the fence, and some ficus growing up it, four camellias in the corners, and a sweet-smelling gardenia between two of the three park benches and beautiful little curly grasses around our focal point: the pond, which has a *fountain*!!! and sprinkled amongst the river stones are delightful little creeping grasses which have tiny white flowers with *five* star-shaped petals.


this evening we all sat out in The Garden, listening to the tinkly sound of the water singing along to our chatter and norah and foo's virginia moon.


and even though there's no koru path like we originally planned,

R14 has kindly lent us the one she made recently for a school project.
i'm ok that The Secret Garden has taken us this long to finally finish, cos my best projects all took nine months to incubate before we got to meet them...

thanks so much to all the willing helpers: you know who you are.
this is the H'official H'invitation to come and drink a glass of bubbles and share some moments with us over the summer months X

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a lovely area
well done all of you
Jen at http://my3boysandi.wordpress.com/

7:23 PM  
Anonymous NikName said...

Absolutely fabulous - I believe you are a FAMILY OF NINJA's!!! Check you out - looks like it only took you a day! Sooooo cool. I love it - tell me where you got your stones? Looking for bark and white stones for my Koru Lounge... Bet mine takes AGES - yours is so so cool. Yay you guys! Definately come for bubbles and MAKE SURE LUCY realises its not 'the pit' anymore! xx My word verification is xoopiow - that's like "No Poo Mieow" in Cat Language!

10:52 PM  
Blogger The Mouse said...

Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous! All of your hard work paid off! :)

(I had a wee *sniff* when you said all your best projects took nine months to incubate...*sniff&)

3:27 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Wish I could take you up on that invitation! :)

7:39 AM  
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7:44 AM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

Wowsers ... that's awesome!

PS: that was me that just deleted a comment, I hadn't switched it to say "jacinta" so it looked like I was spamming ya from my amber teething necklace blog - doh!

7:47 AM  
Blogger Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Goooorgeous garden Katie!! Well done on the stealth creation... how lovely.

8:35 AM  
Anonymous pink chik said...

Wow kate, this is AWESOME!!! THis is when I love the blog, when else would I get to see this.. .maybe today actually, cause seeing as you havent barged us, I might have to barge you with my little pressie for you...we'll see how the day pans out, but if I dont, at least I've seen it here in blogville. It is so cool, hubby is going to be blown away, yet again at his Proverbs 31 mrs!

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the choko and silver beet !

1:16 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

Thank. Goodness. for that.
After talking to Ines I was scared WE were going to be digging on Sunday.
Tell your Dad we'll bring lots of silverbeet from *our* garden;-)

1:33 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

That is beautiful, Kate! Thanks for sharing a taste of summer with those of us under an inch of ice!

2:48 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Wow, that little corner of paradise looks fantastic:-) Well done, everyone! May you enjoy many happy 'summer moments' xx

9:43 PM  

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