Friday, August 11, 2017

My Secret Garden


My Porziuncola
Plumbago and morning glory.


Madonna of the trellis.


The cistern and bird bath in the courtyard.
Topiary, potted sage, plumbago, potted tomato and eggplant
 in the background.


The "courtyard".
Pierina Rabitowitz lunches on a tomato
near the chair.



Vista #1


Vista #2 - street side, post hosta bloom.
Potted sage and plumbago tower in foreground.

14 comments:

  1. A beautiful garden indeed Terry! I have tears in my eyes as I look at your garden wishing I could take refuge there from this vale of tears.

    Please pray for my family and me. Thank you.

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  2. Beautiful, Ter. Is that nettle leafed bell flower I see? (pic 1, and vista 1) My father sent me some MN ferns 30 years ago. The bell flowers hitched a ride. I dug up some of the fern when we moved to this house 20 years ago. The bell flowers came along. I pull them, spray them with Roundup and 2,4-D, and still they are everywhere. They've spread to at least 3 of our 5 acres. My cousin in St. Paul has the same problem with hers. I call it the MN curse.

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    1. No - it a black salvia - forgot the name - it attracts humming birds - but it gets really tall and is easily snapped off. I had it out front but removed it because all the rain broke it down. The bell flowers you speak of do naturalize along the alley, but I pull them out.

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    2. I love salvia. I have some, but none of it is as tall as yours.

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  3. Adrienne, have you tried exorcism?

    What?

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    1. Well - my retired pastor lives next door. I could sure ask him to help. However, we're both overrun with pocket gophers, so he probably wouldn't do much better with the nettle leafed bell flower.

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    2. Nan just came back from seeing Cardinal Burke, which probably explains her exorcist solution.

      What?

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  4. So beautiful! What a wonderful meditative space.

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    1. It really is - that's where the humming birds float in front of my face.

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  5. Beautiful serene garden! Can I sign up to make my annual retreat there? LOL

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  6. Your own little Carmel :)

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