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The Secret Garden Day Trip

Posted by olemike on 08/01/2011

An article about the “The Secret Garden” store was high lighted in the Saturday Home and Garden Section of the Sacramento Bee.  The story focus was on Carolyn Groth, an Elk Grove artist who creates paintings to hang on fences.  We were intrigued by the article so off we went on Sunday morning to explore a new place and perhaps purchase a fence painting.

In many ways, the Secret Garden was like other garden supply stores that sell fountains, plant containers, and various and sundry garden art.  However, the highlight of the trip for us was the paintings that were offered for sale by Carolyn Groth.  We couldn’t resist buying one to hang on our back fence.

The one we eventually purchased is second from the right in the 2nd picture.

As we passed through Sacramento on our way home, we decided to stop in McKinley park and have a picnic.  McKinley is one of our favorite parks in the Sacramento area.  We never pass up an opportunity to stop there.  It is a perfect place for a little R & R.   It is a great walk to take a walk, have a picnic, watch or play tennis, just enjoy sitting and watching the crowd.

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5 Responses to “The Secret Garden Day Trip”

  1. Phyllis said

    Loved the picture you picked. Really looks like a neat place to shop awhile. I love places like this.

  2. Wanda Orick said

    Very pretty painting. Bet it looks nice on your fence. How is it finished so that the weather does not ruin it?

    Actually, the pictures you took (reading left to right – #2 of the gazebo and #7 of the water feature) are pretty enough to be enlarge and framed. Wonder how I can do that for my home?????

    Thanks for sharing. Wanda

    • olemike said

      I’m not quite sure how you would do that. Do you have a good color printer. If so, you might be able to print it out and then have it blown up and printed?
      Kenco’s or Walgreen might be able to do it.

  3. Jen said

    Very pretty! To bad I don’t have a fence! 🙂

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