Thursday, March 20, 2014

Overgrown Garden


I drive past this gate into an apartment complex often and I always chuckle a bit at the overgrown look of this garden area.  Last week I decided to stop an check out just how overgrown it is.


The overgrown area is right up against the fence and the gate but, once you get inside it's a little like a shady oasis.  I bet it feels good to relax here especially during the brutal Arizona summers.

15 comments:

Mo said...

Overgrown gardens have always appealed to me. It feels like you might discover a secret.
Just catching up on your posts since I got back from Spain. Love memo and the mouse eating the prickly pear.

Kate said...

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow." ~Proverb

Lowell said...

I'd think in Phoenix as here, the more overgrown the more shade and thus more cool and more cool in the summer is a blessing.

But there's always the danger that the plants "overgrow" to the point they make things disappear. We had stuff growing on a gate at our old house that I couldn't kill. I'd cut it down every year and by the summer it was a jungle!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a little like mine Sharon, I never did get in there and 'tame' it last weekend. My sister in law who is a poet calls it a 'romantic' garden, sounds better than overgrown :)

llandudnopictures said...

It is overgrown, but very tastefully so!

Judy said...

I like an overgrown garden. Looks like a nice spot.

William Kendall said...

It looks like a very restful place.

Karl Demetz said...

A nice cool place for hot summer days.

glenda said...

The garden is beautiful and the residents probably make good use of it.

RedPat said...

It makes it nicely secluded and quiet-looking, Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

Oh gosh, that's so pretty and serene and you've got roses already!!! Or are they bougainvillea?

LONDONLULU said...

I keep thinking of The Secret Garden - it's like a world unto itself. Shaded, serene and welcoming...so inviting!

Randy said...

Love the moose.

Jack said...

It is a nice setting.

Kathy said...

If this is the place I think it is, it has been there for well over 40 years and has always been a lush oasis.