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I Have a Secret Garden

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    My Garden Exists Only In My Mind.

    Where nobody can damage it. Take it away. Where I can keep everyone and everything I have ever loved safe and content. Happy and comfortable. All the things I lost have their own flower there. Elizabeth and Gavin are safe and thriving. My aunt, my grandparents, everything I...
    luckypickle luckypickle 26-30 5 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    In My Mind...

    Ever since i watched the secret garden, i had always wanted a place like that of my own. So i used to imagine what mine would look like if i could design it. I even drew up silly floor plans to show everyone what my garden would look like. The garden i had in my mind was gorgeous...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2009

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    Flagstone & Mermaid Memories

    Hideaways in nature have always sustained me. Still do. They live as secret gardens in my heart. The pink-pearl clusters in pepper trees are my jewels. A driftwood dragon guards the entrance to one of my secret forest paths. A wood-slat bridge over a creek in the redwoods gives...
    swanfether swanfether 61-65, F 15 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    How To Plant Your Garden

    First, you Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses. * FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING...* **PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS**: 1. Peace of mind 2. Peace of heart 3. Peace of soul PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH: 1. Squash gossip 2. Squash indifference 3...
    Knoascowboy Knoascowboy 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    The Refuge Of Paradise

    My secret garden ... walled and secure . It is the keeper of secret longings , hidden loves Shadowed pains , dim memories It has been a solace in a world that at once can be exciting, frightening and cruel Here in my secret garden is a calm that can not be touched even in the...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    Mary's Fairy Garden

    once I heard about a book that tells you how to make your fairy garden,,,which is there to attract the fairy people,,, I am getting this real cool fairy house it is made out of sticks,and the flour is lined with nice soft green mose,,,all natural matereal ,,,some of there...
    maryomaga3 maryomaga3 46-50, F 15 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    ...out Of The Imagination, Into The Real World....

    My backyard is next to the woods. The demarcation line is not marked with fence or anything visible. Every once in 2 years I clean up my side of the wild growth and slowly created a hideaway garden. So far I have planted some nice plants which are evergreen and look good even in...
    muchasgracias muchasgracias 31-35 2 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Anyones Garden

    Imagine yourself in a garden. There are no distractions,no sounds of chaotic city life drifting in over some nearby wall. This garden is vast, and nothing intrudes on its peace. Better yet, your mind is clear of worries, your body untroubled by any trace of illness, allergies, or...
    lafsnack lafsnack 51-55, M Jan 28, 2011

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    Its Safe....

    my secret garden, a place where only good people come, and where only nice people are allowed. no one hurts anyone here.  we grow pretty flowers, to put in the nice house, to keep a nice and calm invoriment. its a safe place, and its private, not everyone can come to it...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    My Secret Garden

    I loved the book The Secret Garden when I was a child and vowed to have one some day.When my daughter was born, I decided the time was now.I enclosed an area 20'x25' with hedges--privit and arrowwood viburnum since they are fast growing.A nearly hidden opening trimmed into the...
    datura datura 56-60, F 36 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    My Secret Place

    when i was young i lived in a house filled with yelling and such and i alwasy wanted to disapper and get away i did this by reading books and although they took me on many adventures and extrordianry places they werent mine. they werent my storys or my world but somone elses so i...
    lvtd lvtd 18-21 2 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    At The River Of Hope

    Almost a year ago,I bought a motor home.I drive it from place to place when i can but home is an rv park in Texas.Its waaay out in the sticks!So far out that i have to take some precautions with my littlest dog because of coyotes.Shed make a good meal.Behind me is 40 thousand...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    I Want One

    I stumbled upon this group and realised I want one *she giggles* I really like Japanese gardens they look so magical I want to watch The Secret Garden now I loved that film (I know its a book too, I have just seen the film)Also has reminded me of a story I wrote which I included...
    RHSK143 RHSK143 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    SANCTUARY

    Awhile ago, I was fortunate enough to have acreage in the desert, which was like a sanctuary for many species and had many beautiful indigenous and introduced plants.  Since I've had to move back to an urban location, my yards are small, but I try to do all I can to make...
    jmuhjacat jmuhjacat 13-15 Mar 5, 2009

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    My secret garden is my real grand mother house

    ( she was my gran auntie ) . I remember the pace and her, the most remarkable woman i ever met. I am who i am for her. She was still much more better than me. When my bad memories come to my head, i take my mind to my secret garden. Miss you mi Tía Elsita. Everyday. Forever...
    heartycure heartycure 36-40, F Sep 23, 2014

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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Sep 23, 2014

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    A Real One That Really Exists.

    Ok, so I am not gonna give you details but I will say that it is one of the coolest most wonderful and enjoyable experiences that I have EVER had! You should try this experience! It is an absolute joy to have a secret garden. Go for it! Make it REALLY secret! Dig silently...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    Datfurr Datfurr 22-25, M Apr 25, 2014

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    I have a history of starting projects and losing interest in them before I see them through. But not so when I set out to plant a garden. This is the 6th one I have designed, built...
    thecowboysdaughter thecowboysdaughter 41-45 8 Responses Apr 5

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    Our secret desires are often betrayed by the practical decisions we make.
    PrincessKeeper PrincessKeeper 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I want to share them all on here, but I don't have them organized in my head or anything like that.. And I'll have to work up to sharing bigger ones just because they're kind of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Who doesn't, right? Well last night I came out to my boyfriend with everything. All the stuff I had bottled inside me. I've never felt closer to someone in my life. I love him with...
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Flowers prints.. Blooming on your skin.. Smell of cornflowers in your hair.. Evidence of truth.. That we played.. In our secret garden.. Within..
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have secrets! But the secret is inside a secret 😉
    GhulamMustafaJr GhulamMustafaJr 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have told a few close friends, male and female, about my crossdressing habit. The most recent was about a year ago, when my wife (Jill) and I went out to Maspalomas, a small town...
    AmandaCarrington AmandaCarrington 56-60, T 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have a big secret no one except my boyfriend knows and it's tough to not tell people
    Zoellaphan Zoellaphan 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    And I think I am the runner. It has been a while since we have spoken to each other. I wrote this a while ago. I was trying to convince myself I deserved my twin, but eventually I...
    frootloops123 frootloops123 22-25 13 hrs ago

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    possible paranormal recording captured April 24 2015 at 'haunted' place of employment: The night of April 24 2015, I secretly did a cell phone recording where I work-a facility...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    A Note from the Universe You see, b, there is a choice for all who aspire to live in abundance that only the wisest ever perceive. You can visualize a life in which you possess...
    redribbonbook redribbonbook 46-50 7 hrs ago

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    I am a landscape architect. I enjoy being outdoors in woods, by the lake or river. I design parks and green areas in cities. I love my garden because it's designed just like I want...
    Jenny757 Jenny757 18-21, F Mar 31

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    After the last supper, Jesus retreated to the olive garden. Alone, He was horribly aware of what was to come. He staggered with shuddering horror at what lay ahead. He was...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    All this time, I though only one person used me. Only one person abused me. Only one person put me through that much pain. Being used by my cousin is hard enough. But then I...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I love gardening in the n-de in summer and get an all over tan at the same time .
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    even though I'm not out in it like I should be I still love being in the woods. Also my friend has a community garden I help phosphate.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M Apr 19

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    we had the hot tub for about two years one day i wanted to go in the tub but my shorts where still wet from the day before , i didnt like the idea of putting on wet shorts and...
    maxlaff maxlaff 51-55, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A secret can not stay a secret for long no matter who you tell it burns in the back of the minds while they smile like they have been told a secret no one keeps a secret for long
    SecretKeeper01 SecretKeeper01 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    EP used to be a big secret I kept from everybody in my life, including my best friend/mind twin. but one day I told her, because I felt she needed it, but she got in trouble for...
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    If you ladies have a personal secret or two, like I do, you can count on me to keep your secret from others. I would trust to keep my secrets too.
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    secrets are like lies. I don't lie so I don't have any secrets. It's always better to let go of your secrets because in the end the only thing it does is hurt you
    Ichki Ichki 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    heres a secret that will come in handy one day for those of us who are challenged with the daunting task of parallel parking. I have alwsys been pretty good at it as long as I have...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    I don´t want to be like others, I want to be someone that others can tell everything. I want to be their way of relieving their problems, by telling me whats wrong. If they don´t...
    LivingDeadGirl2000 LivingDeadGirl2000 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    This isn't so much an experience than it is a question. Right now I'm on the road to self awareness. I read The Secret & I'm getting through The Power right now. I am a bit...
    kaythestrange kaythestrange 18-21, F Apr 4

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