Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Secret Garden

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Happy mid-week, lovelies! I've always been so enchanted with gardens. Unfortunately it's not something that I am able to have living in the city. Of all the amazing perks that comes along with living in NYC, for people like me, the luxury of having a garden does not happen to be one of them.

So until I ever decide to leave this wonderful place I call home I'll have to wander through them in my dreams.

How about you all? All you fortunate enough to have a garden? And if so, can I come on over to take a stroll? :)

Have a wonderful day! xoxo

Images: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 7 All edited by The Alternative Wife, 2 & 6

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52 comments:

sugarhoneybaby said...

Beautiful pics!:)

design elements said...

so beautiful, Dawn! you really should choose the photos for a magazin. Many hugs to you

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

these are so pretty Dawn, I love the idea of a secret garden! Have a great day sweets xo

(amanda) said...

So Spring! Hope you're having a pretty & sunny week so far Dawn! xo

Debby said...

Gorgeous post, Dawn. I don't have a garden but my whole yard is blooming w/ lilacs, hydrangeas, pear trees, forsythia so it's good to always have something to put in a vase. There's always Central Park, huh? I was amazed how big it was. Hope you have a good Wednesday. xo

Colores said...

I have a garden or let´s say a big terrace with some tiny garden . It is very exhausting but it is really worth during the summer months!!!I wish I had a lawn and fruity trees.... dreaming.... kisses

Martina said...

Lovely pix - these lips are SEXY! We do have a garden here - lovely and green, but a lot of work too! ;)

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Oh how lovely, those flowers are just beautiful! xo

Josie said...

Oh I love gardens. I have lots of patio plants and one day I will have a big garden all to myself. Gorgeous pics lady, hope you're well x

Krystal said...

i have a little yard with some pretty things in it...moving soon though so then i won't have one either!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Gorgeous post Dawn... this just sparked my creative juices for a photoshoot! :) I'm with you... we live in a condo, no porch, no garden... just 4 walls... so I enjoy this little post more than you know! Hope the sun is shinning for you today! Much luv!

Gypsy Avenue said...

Exquisite photos, such a beautiful garden. I wish I could have my own garden, I know it would take a lot of work, but the beauty is worth it. xo

Diana Mieczan said...

Those photos are totally dreamy. We dont have a garden as we live downtown but each spring I get tons of flowers for our blacony so it can feel like a tiny garden:) Hugs and kisses, sunshine

P.S: I'm hosting an awesome Organic cosmetics Giveaway later today! Perfect for a summer glowy skin:)

classiq said...

How very beautiful these photos are! I don't have a garden, I wish I had, what lovely moments you can spend there, especially now that summer is around the corner. Happy Wednesday, Dawn! :)

The October Issue said...

beautiful garden

marissa said...

i am surrounded by green and flowers in my american home but not in my italian one, unfortunately.
i love the one of the girl picking lavender! her dress is gorge!

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Gorgeous as always... No garden for me, and I don't intend to have one. No green thumb here... But I love strolling along public gardens. We have beautiful ones in San Francisco, so I can't complain.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Such a gorgeous garden filled post. I was actually blown away with how much lovely green there was in NYC- such a fabulous city, filled with some amazing people:) xo

BigAppleNosh said...

Happy Wednesday, dear!

{whenpenmeetspaper} said...

Hello! Come to Singapore, otherwise known as the Garden City.

BTW, what software do you edit your photos in?

Cheers! xo

TimbarikaDoll said...

Wonderful photos! I love gardens..I want one like in the book/movie The Secret Garden, flowers everywhere, all over grown and wild! It would be fantastic!! I hope one day you'll have a garden too!! Wish you a gorgeous day sunshine!! xxx

Marie-Ève said...

Beautiful pictures as always... We have a small garden... Not big, and not wonderful. I do what I can, but ever since owning one I realized it's A LOT of work! I have success stories (beautiful peonies, wild raspberries, three lilac trees, a few rose bushes, lots of pretty tulips this time of year), but also a lot of things that don't really work/are not in the right place/are overgrown or lackluster, etc. This year we're trying something new: a small vegetable patch. A neighbor changed his fence and so we find ourselves with probably two more feet of soil in the back of the yard, right where we have the most sun. I can't wait to do this little project as a family.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

Dawn u can cross over the Hudson anytime and see my garden! - i'm lucky to have one - but have been lazy with planting - i still haven't planted the veggies yet!

B. in the Know said...

We do not have a garden yet, but we have the space for one in our yard and are planning on planting one. One of the roommates has a green thumb and I am just going to help. Ha. Hope you are having a great day, hun!
Much love,
B

Katie said...

We have a couple of small flower beds but we need to do more with them!

Nuha said...

we live in an apartment so currently I don't have a garden, but I have about 5-6 pots of plants on my balcony :) They're my babies :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Ruche always gets me daydreaming and lovey dovey. Cannot wait to find some secret gardens. PS... that was my favorite movie!

Polyvorina said...

Gorgeous images! Like you, I live in a concrete jungle - no garden for me. :( But I do have some community gardens nearby that I like to walk by in the summer. And there's always the botanical gardens I suppose. But one day, hopefully, I'll move to the 'burbs (as close to the city as possible please!) and have my own little flower garden.

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

These photo's are so beautiful and dreamy! Would love to have a garden full of flowers and take a stroll in it every day. Unfortunately that's not the case... But in the nearby future there will be a garden:) NY can't compete with a garden though! Hope you have a great week so far.

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

What a gorgeous collection of spring photos. Love them.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i used to live in florida and there were a ton of gardens there, but now i live in arizona and just about everything is brown. but i want outfit photos in gardens that look just like this one!

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coolkids said...

soooo pretty! We have big yard but no garden yet!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

I love all your pretty flowers and garden photographs, all so dreamy.
I have a garden, but at the moment nothing much is flowering because it is winter here.

Happy day, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

Swirls of Happy said...

Love, Love, Love!!!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love flowers but i could never garden. i'd kill all the plants!

love the girl's outfit in the 3rd image - dress and floppy hat...so fun!

Vanisha said...

these pictures are gorgeous :) Have a great day Dawn

Nichole @ Parlour said...

We have a little community patio behind our building, but that's about it. Nothing like these beautiful pics you feature here. Would be nice though.

Hey there! It was soooo lovely to meet you too. Girl time is really a necessity I forget I need sometimes! Would love to do it again!

Rhônya Holman said...

Gorgeous all of it! I live surrounded by flowers lucky me ...

Have a lovely week! =(^.^)=

annie markantonatou said...

lovely pics! unfortunately, nature is very near to me. and i say unfortunately, because i'm allergic to nature.. apsou.. love to see pics though..

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Anonymous said...

love those cosmos!!!

Anonymous said...

we're watching the garden explode without even having much to offer. Weglia, 3 white dogwoods, the most gorgeous colors of pink and deep pink azalea's,and many many hostas. hope you are having a great week in rainy NYC lovey.

UN-stitched said...

So dreamy and beautiful! I love all those Cosmo flowers!
christine
http://un-stitched.com

La Boheme said...

I've been smitten with Ruche's new lookbook - the settings are incredible, no? Love the idea of secret garden and if I had one, you would most definitely be invited anytime! Lets keep dreaming! xoxo

honey my heart said...

our little patio has room for a garden, but we have yet to utilize it. hopefully this summer!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Gardens and spring time - one of the greatest luxuries Mother Nature provides. Your title reminded me of a idea mention in Bonjour, Happiness! where the author reminds us to create our own secret gardens within our own lives, whether it be a literal secret garden or simple keeping a mystery about us and find time or a special place to get away to and just be, rejuvenate and relax. A beautiful thought. Have a wonderful rest of your week Dawn. :)

Karena said...

Fields of flowers, fields of color, folds of flowers and linen!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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Glayki said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THESE MAGICAL IMAGES:-)*

CHEERS,LOVE
Glayki

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh I always wanted a secret garden :) I do like gardening, even though I don't have the best green thumb! haha
I hope you have been having a wonderful week! XO

Dawn said...

I love this post Dawn...so beautiful and enchanting. How have you been darling Dawn? I have to catch up!!! I am leaving for Hawaii tomorrow. Miss my regular visits with you. Catch up when I get back.. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xoxox

Lana said...

So stunning!! I do have a small garden but it looks nothing like these pics! That conservatory is just gorgeous! Have a lovely week ahead Dawn!x

Vintage is for Lovers said...

What a beautiful post! I have always dreamt of having a garden full of wildflowers, roses, vegetables, and herbs. We do have an herb garden and not a day goes by that I don't stop to smell the sage. One day, there will be roses . . . xo Samantha

Oh, My Darling said...

Wow, what gorgeously whimsical images!