It is the end of July, and out here in the high desert, it’s working up to major humidity. So… it feels like a great time to focus on a hidden garden.
Today’s hidden garden belongs to Jill Crawford, “someplace in California” (I didn’t ask the city – we don’t need to know).
We were chatting on IM this afternoon and she asked what I was up to – I told her about Garden Lass. I could almost hear the squeal of delight in response. Her garden is “going gangbusters!” Of course I immediately begged for pictures, and here they are.
Jill Crawford’s Hidden Garden
First is a door they found when taking down a shed. They propped it up against a plain wall, et voila! Add a little bit of repurposed wood, a handful of brilliantly-hued dahlias, and you’ve got a major case of:
sorta shabby chic old world Tuscany hint of Florence while passing by Barcelona on a cloudy day.
To which she said, “May I quote you?” – of course, Jill!
Second is a lovely overhead of the pear harvest. I personally think pears are some of the most graceful fruits in existence and deserve to be painted at every opportunity. If I were a painter…
Finally, the piece de resistance (which I just know I’m mangling spelling-wise): The Garden itself.
Here she’s growing corn! Peas, beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers. Just look at that gorgeous space of intentionally relaxing green!
I hope this photo comes out in the same crisp beautiful wildness as her iPhone shot did. It’s a lovely montage of comfort and real producing garden, with not a stuffy bone in its body.
Your Turn – Got a Hidden Garden?
Do you have a hidden garden – and want to show it off just a bit? Just let me know, here or on Facebook. Let’s chat!