Wednesday, May 9, 2012

my secret garden...

I am not a gardener, but yes I do garden....I don't have a green thumb...I like the gardening done, just like the laundry, the dishes, and beds made...I want it done. I just don't like doing it! And by the way, I am also a reader who rarely reads and a quilter who never quilts.....So, that being said...I try my best to just get the job done! I have moss on everything...truly everything in the garden...I have spent the last several weeks 'scraping' off the moss and putting down 'preen' the other day when I came to this Rhododendron, that was cloaked in moss. I remembered a picture I saw on Pinterest....It was of a moss covered castle...under a I got out my knife and hand tools, gathered a few props..and within minutes had the most magical surprise in the garden!

this is a picture of the much moss!!!

and under the Rhodie you can see the little 'house' I built...

here it is ...a little elf retreat!!!
just a little scrape down the front and a few rocks and little door and viola!  a perfect cottage!!!

Here is the cottage a little closer......

and a super close picture! I added some mini pine cones and clam shells.....see the heart shaped rock over the door? Yes, this is significant!

and there you have it! A whimsical little fun fantasy place....I am still looking for a little clip-on dragonfly to put on one of the branches of the Rhododendron....I love this little piece of paradise!!!

Cheers to Happy  !!


  1. That is adorable! Good work.

  2. That is adorable! Good work.

  3. That is adorable!! I have an elf clothesline I hang inside the Christmas tree each year. I love your moss.. My hubby is trying to get some to grow in his garden here in Louisville! Keep up the good work! :)

  4. That is sooo cute! way to I was thinking you hammered and nailed something together, but this is soooo much cuter!
    Auntie Janet