Welcome to my little Oasis.
A couple of weeks ago my lovely younger sister Judith, together with my niece and nephew, came over from the UK for a visit.
It was a wonderful, much needed break for the two of us. We both love being in the garden, working in it too. My back yard is pretty big and over the past year had finally gotten the upper hand. Between my girls Daisy and Bluebell (lab-pointer mixes – also sisters), and the tenacious weeds, even I had to say “you win.”
The dogs are now 4 years old and have ruled the yard for the last couple of years. Lately I’ve really wanted to separate the yard into two sections, one for me (and my friends) and one for them. I had thought about this many times, but never to the point of action. Judith, bless her, got right to it!
With her inspiration and design, and the hard work of my great gardener Javier and his team, the backyard was cleared, 28 Fern Pines were planted and fenced off, add to that the truly magic ingredient water, and in just one day I had my secret garden, my oasis. Within a week the grass was green and lush, and now my friend Lou has put in beautiful gates at either end so I can enter without having to hop the fence.
So I have my separation, my dog-poop-and-pee-free zone, and most of all a place of quiet retreat. What we did was different, definitely outside the box, but those initial resistors trusted and went with the flow and I thank them for that.
Biggest lesson from this so far is how having an extra head and heart in your life can so easily get things done for you.
****be still and know*