Jeanne Oliver has an interesting post today musing about creating a hidden garden inside an old burned out brick house. (go read it!)
Dennis and I did just that on a smaller scale when we created a garden inside an old foundation on our farmstead. I always wonder what the building held so many years ago. Perhaps it was a little milk house or a home for chickens or pigs! Here is the garden in late May full of hostas, bleeding heart, tulips and ferns:
Now that it is August, the foundation is almost hidden by the flora and fauna. The sweet gargoyle sits watch. We bought that as a an anniversary gift to ourselves many years ago. My dearest designed and built the deck with the wire cables so we could always see the garden.
And since this is about the garden here is another view I took this overcast and dank morning. (Yes, these are taken from the roof) The daylilies are past their peak but still strong while the phlox and hirta rudebekia are taking center stage.