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Friday, October 7, 2011

Ready for a weekend?

I certainly am!

Today I am sharing some photos I took this week of a part of our garden we affectionately call “The Secret Garden”. When we bought the ground, and were planning the building of the house, there was this natural grouping of wild Black Protea trees growing which we immediately earmarked for a perfect little secluded garden.

Over the past 6 years of living here, the garden has transformed a little season by season. This year, my husband has been planting Bromeliads and air plants in old twisted tree branches/ trunks which he has collected from all over.

Summergarden 2011

I love the pretty entrance with the metal pergola and gate smothered in a crimson creeping rose and flanked by a purple potato bush which has made its home in a dead Protea tree. It looks so welcoming and through the gate you can just see the little 4-seater concrete table and benches.

This is where we like to have a sundowner over the weekend. In fact, my husband often ends up gardening here, pruning his Bonsai’s or planting a new log full of colourful Bromeliads while I chat away sipping wine. My parents inevitably join us and the kids pop in from time to time or run around on the lawn. The dogs are always around- especially if we’re also snacking on biltong!

Talking of wine, I have been wanting to make a little sign with this saying for ages. I just love it! So I thought I’d share it with you today in celebration of the weekend approaching.


To download, simply click on the sign - printable A4 size.

The pointing hand and background are both from The Graphics Fairy.




ursula Uphof said...

Love your garde photos and the weather is now just ideal for those evening outdoor sundowners. Have a great weekend

artistamyjo said...

Your secret garden is lovely. What time to you pour the wine?
Love the sign and thanks for sharing.

Veronica said...

artistamyjo - We normally start pouring wine from around 4.30pm! LOL!

Barb said...

Hi Veronica,
What a beautiful little piece of heaven, your pictures are soooo inviting.
Thanks for sharing, happy week-end,

Anonymous said...

Love the wine poster, thanks V! Bxx

Lori T. said...

Great poster and wonderful pictures.