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I Have a Secret Garden

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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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    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 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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    Datfurr Datfurr 22-25, M Apr 25

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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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    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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    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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    visionofvenus visionofvenus 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Too bad I'm really good at keeping secrets. It's a doosy!!
    exitstageleft exitstageleft 41-45, M Jul 17

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    I have a few secrets and worries that I want to share with someone, I can't really post it as I'm too shy but it would be nice to have someone to talk about it, Preferably a girl...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is an untruth that never hurts anyone the same as actively keeping a shameful secret from coming to light? I would never cheat on her. Not ever, not for any woman no matter the...
    Hummingbird00 Hummingbird00 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I just seem to have such weird desires
    Ivydelrey Ivydelrey 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Remeber when I said my mom had a vodka bottle bout maybe 2 1/2 inches tall And I said I wanted to try it we'll I opened it smelled it and it smelled amazing I haven't drunking it...
    imnotthatspecia imnotthatspecia 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I found out my mom has a little bottle of vodka I really want a sip but I'm afraid! I'll get caught and I'll get sick
    imnotthatspecia imnotthatspecia 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    So I decided to open this folder I found that's been added to my laptop by the man I bought it from and I came across this song that's linked with a stupid day I been pretending to...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm so far gone and I don't even care
    tatterdremains tatterdremains 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I just made pact with the devil online I sold my soul online
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a lot of internal conflicts. I am constantly blaming myself as to why certain things have happened to me in my life. I have secretly dealt with depression and self harm my...
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I will because it is everybody's right to have secrets.
    gio36 gio36 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    My family is very poor, VERY! The only groceries we can buy each month is bread, milk, peanut butter, olive oil, the rest, we make, we make homemade ketchup, and all that, we have...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I feel like the devil. I have secrets that no one knows about. I have feelings of suicide and the urge to cut all the time. My boyfriend is there for me, but he is only one person...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I am the cloaked garden. So many secrets on the inside, but a wall built around me to hide. There are so many types of flowers on the inside. I have had many plants. Some have...
    cloakedgarden cloakedgarden 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I started an herb garden when I lived with my mom and she is still keeping it going. Now I'm getting a tomato plant and will be getting an herb garden going again. We have to...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I've just recently got into gardening, it's nice to have my own little garden with fliers and vegetable and herbs but the ants started to make hills in my garden >_< idk what to...
    OriginalOwl OriginalOwl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I love harvesting my garden at the end of the year! The harvest is always plentiful! The hard work always pays off.
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 1 Response Jul 10

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    I returned north to find that the polar vortex had totally destroyed my garden. Everything appeared dead. I wanted to rip it all out and start fresh. A friend assured me to be...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    He stole a potato from me and planted it in my garden. I now have a random potato plant in my flower garden!
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Gardenia lover for over forty years. Favourites, I actually have several: Veil by Vera Wang "V" by Valentino; I have loads of scents with white floral light esp gardenia. I tried...
    merrym637 merrym637 51-55, F Jul 20

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    I used to have a big one when I had a garden but now I live in an Upstairs flat and all I can do is to have a few herbs on the window sill. Herbs are essential for good cooking
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Jul 21

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    I think most of my EP friends know I was gone for about a week recently, but most of you don’t know where I was. I was actually on a vacation with my family “across the pond...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Secrets secrets are no fun secrets are for everyone!!! So tell me a secret
    MADSOUNDS MADSOUNDS 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Everyone has secrets. Some are good and some are bad. But I believe that some secrets need to be shared. If you need to get anything off your chests feel free to message me. I...
    k3vin2013 k3vin2013 26-30, M Jul 9

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    So to start...my secret crush isn't exactly secret cause I only told one of my closest friend who I knew I could trust to keep it a secret.From my last experience on my ex-crush...
    Athenian101 Athenian101 13-15, M Jul 15

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    I am scared I feel lost in crowded places and lonely no one asks if I'm okay so I don't tell, my secrets are drawn on my arms no words or pictures to show ,but its there to show no...
    angelmistake angelmistake 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Not so big a Secret as it once was . . . As a child and young teen, my mom and sister knew I liked to wear panties. They also knew I had a nightie but never saw me wear it. My best...
    AmberFountaine AmberFountaine 66-70, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    It started in a house with a father I did not recognize. My father was the towns sheriff and it was in the medieval era. It was a pretty regular life. I went to some sort of school...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F Jul 4

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    I'm over flowing with other peoples secrets, but no one has any of mine. who will keep my secrets?
    ambular1006 ambular1006 22-25, F 29 Responses Jul 7

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    If I didn't everyone would know some if my secrets. All these secrets and I still can't force myself to show the more sexual side of me to the ep public. Oh well.
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Usually I just forget the secret, even if I remember I hate people telling my secrets so I don't tell yours.
    chume chume 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    it doesn't matter what will happen after you tell me your secret, I will keep your secrete.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 15

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