WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG!!!!

Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

Please click HERE to read about My One Little Word for 2017.....

BLOGGING FOR FUN AND FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cottage Garden Secret Garden, Part 3, 2016

 ATTENTION: MY MAIN BLOG, DEBBIE-DABBLE, IS HAVING MAJOR ISSUES AND I HAVE LOST ACCESS TO CHANGE ANYTHING IN THE LAYOUT OF THE BLOG SO I HAVE DECIDED TO START A NEW BLOG BECAUSE I FEEL THE ISSUE WITH MY FORMER BLOG MAY NEVER BE RESOLVED.

Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

If you followed me on my other Blog, I would so appreciate it if you will follow me on this blog too!!!!

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Today, I am sharing Part 3 of our Cottage Garden.......
But first, I want to Thank these hosts for featuring my post, Been Doing a Bit of Spray Painting!, from last week's parties!!

Thanks to Sherry, over at Olives and Okra, for featuring it as the Most Viewed from the Funtastic Friday Party!
 Thanks so much, Sherry and all the hosts at Funtastic Friday!!

And Thanks to Linda, over at Crafts a La Mode, for picking it as one of her features from last week's What to Do Weekends Party!!
Thanks a bunch, Linda!!

Please stop by and link up to wonderful parties!!

 If you missed Part 1 of our Cottage Garden, Please click HERE
If you missed Part 2 of Our Cottage Garden, please click HERE
In this post, I will be sharing the last area of our Cottage Garden over to the right of the yard..........
There is a path of pavers that lead to the shed in back right hand corner of the yard...........
To decorate the shed up a bit, I hung Toy Shovels from Dollar Tree on the doors.....
On the side of the shed, we store work horses and buckets filled with extra pea gravel, sand and soil......
As I mentioned in the last 2 posts, I took these photos on 2 different days, one that was cloudy and rainy and one that was sunny...........
It is hard to get a good photo of this side of the yard when the sun is out because half of it is shaded by the tree in the back....

Hanging on a shepherd's hook is a Post Man Wind Chime ( remember that Joe is a Mail Man) and a solar Lantern......
The Trellis was bought at Home Depot last year and is anchored to the fence with zip ties!!
Underneath the shepherd's hook is an Angel.........
 And a Solar Rock.......
  There is a set of Solar Dragon Fly Lights wrapped around the Trellis......
   The Bird Bath used to be a fountain but it not longer works.......
  Underneath the bird bath.....
  One of my Garden Gnomes.....
Next to the bird bath is a plant stand with a pot filled with petunias......
They are starting to fill in nicely!!
Another Angel sits on the opposite side of the Bird Bath.....
I bought this Gazing Ball on clearance last year at Big Lot's.....
Asters are planted on the edge of the patio......
  "An Hour in the Garden Put Life's Problems into Perspective"

How true......
 We have not decided if we are going to extend the lattice higher using the trellis for support of it like we did on the other side of the yard.......
We have an older gentleman for a neighbor that lost his wife several years ago,is battling cancer and Joe likes to talk to him over the fence every now and then......

And our yard is a good 3 feet higher than his, separated by a retaining wall on his side....

And that completes my "Tour" of our tiny back yard......

Our "Cottage Garden"

Even though we live in a townhouse development in a row of 10 houses and a row of 10 townhouses sits behind us, we call out back yard our Secret Garden because of how private it is......

Now I know you are thinking how could it possibly be private with living so close to others????

This is why we call it our Secret Garden......
No one can see into our back yard with the Trees and the lattice.......
 I can sit on the Patio in my robe in the morning with my cup of coffee and  no one can see me!!!
 I bet my little yard is more private that a lot of your yards are so we call it our Secret Garden because most of my neighbors have no idea what our back yard even looks like!!
I have decorated our "Cottage Garden" with bright and cheerful colors to make it a "Happy Place" for Joe and I to enjoy and I hope you enjoyed seeing it!!

I have been busy while Joe and I were on Stacation last week.......

We did start the ball rolling on taking care of a lot of things having to do with his upcoming Retirement in September....

I finished tweaking my Patio for the Summer...

 I did some furniture painting in my new "Sitting Room" , former "Guest Room"......

I planted a few more perennials and tweaked a little flower bed by our Court's Mail Boxes......

And to think that I was recently asked by a co worker who said " But what will you do when you retire? Won't you be bored???"

"Apparently, you don't know me too well!" , was my answer!!

I have a lot more to share with all of you........

So I hope you will be back to visit soon!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

Hugs,
Debbie
 
I will be linking up to these parties!!


June Garden Party

MONDAY
 Inspiration Mondays
Busy Monday
What'd You Do This Weekend?
Cooking and Crafting with J & J
Metamorphosis Monday
Blue Monday
Tea Time,Cottage and Garden Blog Party
Make It Pretty Monday

TUESDAY
Show and Share Party
No Place Like Home Party
Wake Up Wednesdays
Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop
Wow Us Wednesday
Sizzle into Summer Party
Talk of the Town Party
Party in Your PJ's
Dream Create Inspire Link
Creative Sparks Link Party

THURSDAY
The Homemaking Party
It's a Party
Share Your Style Thursday Link Up Party
Home and Garden Party Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Inspired Creations Linky Party
My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday
Idea Box- Thursday Linky Party
 Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Grace at Home Party
Vintage Charm

FRIDAY
Simple and Sweet Fridays
The Creative Exchange
Home Sweet Home Friday
Friday Features Linky Party
Foodie Friday and Everything Else
Home Matters Linky Party
Funtastic Friday
Friday Favorites
What To Do Weekends
Friday's Five Features Party
Flaunt It Fridays
Five Star Frou Frou Party

SATURDAY
Pink Saturday-Anything Goes!!
Best of the Weekend Party
The Creative Collection Link Party
Simple Saturdays Blog Hop
Saturday Sparks

SUNDAY
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase
Snickerdoodle Sunday
Sundays at Home
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party

Silver Pennies Sunday
Happiness is Homemade Linky Party

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7 comments:

  1. Debbie,
    I'm so sorry that happened! What a lot of work it is to redo everything, but so glad to still have you with us!
    Laurie

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  2. Love your garden its just beautiful x

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  3. What a delightful space to spend time in, Debbie! It looks like a lot of work, but the results are well worth it. I'm glad to see you found a way around the blog problems. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pining to my Great Outdoors Board.

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  4. I'm so glad you are back in business, Debbie! It's a shame there are those out in the cyber world who would want to make trouble for others. Think of how much better the world might be if the hackers would use the time and energy to do something good. Your garden is beautiful!

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  5. Debbie

    Love your garden and enjoy every moment of its beauty!

    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my gosh Debbie. What happened?? I'm so sorry for you! We're here to cheer you on as you rebuild. Thanks for coming over to share at Five Star Frou-Frou my lovely. Mimi xxx

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Thanks so much for taking the time out of your busy day to visit with me ! I so appreciate it!! I 'd LOVE to hear from you so I can return the favor!!

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