The Secret Garden – Mary-lou Pittard Tiles

We have loved the work of Mary-lou Pittard forever at Uccello Lane. So she made us tiles for the Wisteria Colonnade and the walls of the Secret Garden – they are unique and perfect! Capturing the love of birds and the color of the render blending into the native bush. Mary-lou (and Chris) came out and stood in the garden to get inspiration and then…

The Secret Garden – In the Beginning…

A string line was set up and from that we could see that it was possible – but not as easy as we hoped. Let’s not mention “artistic differences”. The excavators came and get things ready for the concrete – also we now know where the irrigation system goes. We waited a few months then the blockwork was built – first the hobbit door…

Wisteria Colonnade – it’s done and it is spectacular!

We had a wisteria that had been neglected on the back fence, but as you know that does not stop wisteria – in fact they thrive on neglect but it did not seem to flower! So once we had the birch forest we clearly had to have one of Edna Walling’s favorite features – a Colonnade. Edna Walling loved to put in colonnades and the wisteria is…