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I Have a Secret Garden

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 37 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Sep 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Datfurr Datfurr 22-25, M Apr 25, 2014

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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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    I have so many secrets that I can never tell anyone......sometimes I wish I could just open up to someone trustworthy and basically be an open book telling them all of the things I...
    GirlWithADangerousMind GirlWithADangerousMind 22-25, F Jan 6

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    I have maybe....6 secrets that I have never told to anyone. Not even family members know what they are o.O
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I literally have so many secrets, I try to talk about them, sometimes but it doesn't help. I still feel the guilt and will always have the memories of it. nobody understands how...
    SweeterThanFiction SweeterThanFiction 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    secrets that I have never shared with anyone. painful and shameful. wonder if you can let them go without sharing.
    serendipitousone serendipitousone 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Before you read the title and go "ohhhh yeah it's gonna be one of *those* where he writes about some perverted topic" it's not one of those. .. In my deepest heart of hearts what...
    CaptainMarvelous CaptainMarvelous 18-21, M Jan 3

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    No one knows about my self harm and no one knows I'm suffering from depression that it f*cks me all time. N one knows when everybody's sleeping I'm awake crying myself, cursing my...
    laineswift13 laineswift13 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    sometimes they kill me from inside
    vasinas vasinas 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Okay! I admit it! I drank prehistoric dinosaur pee, and I liked it! Especially if it's ice cold!
    VandelliaCirrhosa VandelliaCirrhosa 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Okay, I am not sure I like gardening, but I think I will. I have always lived in a city pretty much and not much opportunity to have a garden or grow much. I did house sit for a...
    kaitycookie kaitycookie 22-25, F Jan 11

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    The House that Found Us! My wife and I had made the decision to move to the country, a very rural place, so we wanted to buy a cool house, preferably very old. So, we went with a...
    severalanimals severalanimals 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 9

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    I think everyone has a little bit of trust issues. I have trust issues because of my experience with people. It's very traumatizing. People lie and with lying comes power and...
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Me : Mom why do the best people die? Mom : when you're in a garden, which flowers do you pick? Me : the most beautiful ones ... . . . . .
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    There are things I can't tell anyone. I'm ashamed of it and I'm afraid of what will happen if I talk about it. I've always wanted to talk about it but I feel like no one would...
    MagicEyes95 MagicEyes95 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    If applying by mail, DO NOT PART WITH ORIGINAL FILES. Get copies notarised by a notary public. Originals may be used for fraud or identity theft. Or they are able to get lost.With...
    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm secretly dating this guy, or not dating kind of. I broke up with his best friend and we had to hide because his best friend was really hurt about the breakup. He feels so...
    Synthesiate Synthesiate 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    What's your secret ???????
    1nicecharmer 1nicecharmer 22-25, M 10 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    im just the kind of guy that likes to spend a lot of time alone, by myself, and i just hate it these days, with all the computers and tablets and cell phones and so on, and its...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    The Chicago contractor had watched our videos on YouTube and was questioning wherever the boiler truck was? We described that Along with the Perma-Main procedure there isn't any...
    Matthew9482ypf5 Matthew9482ypf5 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    So long as the income was earned lawfully, is not it your business as to where it came from? In the case of an audit, you will have to reveal the sources. However, the audit itself...
    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    This story is a bit long but I wanted to share ny experience so I hope you enjoy. :) Normally I'm a very closed person, I like to keep to myself and not let anyone know about my...
    YouCanCallMeLucy YouCanCallMeLucy 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I guess I am a bit picky.. ( as much as I hate to admit it, but my girlfriend is right ).. I love my coffee done certain way, same thing for my drink.. And some food dear to me...
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    A young healer went out early in the spring to walk in his garden. As he strolled thoughtfully in the dormant rows he considered the patients he would have in the coming year...
    discoordinated discoordinated 26-30, M Jan 5

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    I recently became single, 2 weeks later I start talking to a guy from work and I really liked him and he liked me too. However it's never so simple. He's in a complicated long...
    Toniommi Toniommi 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    If you have something you feel terrible about. Something you've done that is destroying you. Tell me. I have already forgiven you and I will convince you you are good.x
    RoseC67 RoseC67 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    She's to young </3 Not yet do the parents know that they will soon be the youngest grandparents on the block. Walking through the store, everyone stares but no one says a...
    AlphaBloodMoon AlphaBloodMoon 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My father had a child five years before he met my mother. His side of the family has kept it secret for thirty years. I have the big brother I've always wanted, but he's a stranger...
    NoEh NoEh 22-25 4 hrs ago

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    As giant antagonist to all games comming from Japan and someone who dislikes visual novels in all shapes and forms (even 999) this may come as a surprise that I've played through...
    Moltencorgi2 Moltencorgi2 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    I don't want her to worry, yet she does anyway. Maybe she'll be better off without me here... She won't have to worry then.
    AveiraAmaria AveiraAmaria 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Par-Ola Hansson from EY reacts to currently being appointed accountancy agency of the calendar year for your fourth year inside of a row, and on the CEE apply getting named the...
    Ethack826k7ix2 Ethack826k7ix2 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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