In The Garden

One of my two favorite books as a child was The Secret Garden.  I still love thinking about it and what it meant to me.  Now I live surrounded by a beautiful garden of  my own that perfectly embodies the elements of tranquility and interest that suit my temperament.  And now, as the Spring season advances, the colors, textures and vignettes are compelling.


P1020032Acer palmatum ‘Sango Kaku’ (dwarf form)

P1020034Spirea ‘Magic Carpet’

P1020036Acer palmatum “Shishigashira’

P1020037Euonymus fortunei ‘Emerald and Gold’

P1020041Acer palmatum ‘Villa Taranto’ (with flowers)

P1020042Acer palmatum ‘Iijima Sunago’ (with flowers)

P1020045Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’ (with flowers) — aka “Annie’s Tree”

P1020048Close-up of leaves

P1020050Acer palmatum ‘Chishio Improved’



P1020055Acer griseum in the center


P1020059Pieris japonica ‘Forest Flame’

2010-06-17 06.09.49Primula varieties

P1010384And these lovely fragrant blooms will appear soon.

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2 thoughts on “In The Garden

  1. cheryl schaefer

    I’m glad you are in bloom and I envy the Japanese maples. Nothing showing up here. Season is at least a week or more late. I, too, loved the Secret Garden, btw. Why am I not surprised. Love, Cheryl

  2. Shirley Baker

    Ah, looking so lovely and inviting.


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