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I Have a Secret Garden

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 121 People

    ...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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    Datfurr Datfurr 22-25, M Apr 25, 2014

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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 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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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Sep 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 3 days ago

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    Doesn't everyone? I feel like this isn't noteworthy.
    Kathrax Kathrax 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Im not even sure if what I did was right or wrong but it was a normal day at work when I recieved a call regarding a update on a client. Even though we never met when i heard his...
    MadameBloodLust MadameBloodLust 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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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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    It is my place of escape...my secret garden.
    justalittlekinky justalittlekinky 51-55, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 12 hrs ago

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    Ok him again... We finally talked after a month of forced separation by people around us. It was difficult seeing him at work but unable to talk to him. But the moment we start...
    Prulla Prulla 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have lived in a farm growing up and have had my share of planting, then in a condo with nothing but a balcony, so I planted herbs and veg in pots, and even a miniature Myer lemon...
    tigerlo2 tigerlo2 61-65, M 13 hrs ago

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    For my dear friend CrystalBeen going through some "hard" times. Just know your beautiful and appreciated. A "beacon" of love. Big bear hugs Prince Bob...
    ApacheKuruk ApacheKuruk 46-50, M 36 mins ago

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    I secretly love it when ibthink of my wife getting off without me... All stories welcome!!
    jaydee83 jaydee83 31-35, M 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm a 19 year old girl who's been told I dress like a hot classy soccer mum (I love pencil skirts and blouses sorta thing). Yet I love the fact that I also have a few tattoos and...
    axylleigh axylleigh 18-21, F 13 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My last visit to the subconscious was split between looking for a kidnap victim, guilt-racked anxiety attacks for failing to protect said kidnap victim, me being Marty Mcfly and...
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    For a while I suspected my girlfriend had been fooling around with other people because it's the type of person she is. But she told me she changed and I just thought it was all in...
    hollywood03 hollywood03 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I sprayed c*m on my sister I admittedly think my sister Tosha is gorgeous. Pretty face, strawberry blonde, athletic figure. I used to truly fantasize about her in my younger years...
    clovis989 clovis989 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    What magic lives for to see Where time is forever free A thousand years a day here in the land of Fey A magic place in my garden of dreams If you'll just take up my hand I'll take...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    It was one September morning, I was looking out the window at my husband, moving around mysteriously on the front lawn. "What are you doing?" I called to him. He looked up, smiling...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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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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    Been one since I reached adulthood. Decided one day that chemicals that can quickly kill one kind of living being can't be good for other living beings. Read up on the whole idea...
    kbbaldwin kbbaldwin 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 24

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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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    I have talked about this dream house of mine a lot on here. It seems to be the only thing I think about lately. Maybe because part of me knows it would change my whole perspective...
    DreamCloud17 DreamCloud17 18-21, F Mar 19

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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.