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Tuesday, April 17 2018

Winter is officially over and it’s time to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather! Time spent by the pool or on the patio can be relaxing, but how about time spent in your very own tranquil secret garden? Creating a secret garden in your outdoor space will give you a peaceful paradise to retreat to when you need a quiet moment alone, a brunch spot, or an outdoor reading nook!


The most important aspect of your secret garden is the flowers. You want your garden to bring you joy, so including your favorite flowers and shrubbery is a must! Whether you love the scent of lavender, the color of snap dragons, or the low-maintenance of succulents, be sure to pick plants based on how they make you feel.


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Including a fountain or waterfall in your garden can increase the tranquility of your space—there is nothing more relaxing than the sound of water slowly trickling down into a pool below. If powering a mechanical pump is not practical, utilizing a bird bath is a nice alternative.


Every garden needs a comfy bench to curl up on. Choose a spacious bench that will be comfortable enough to spend hours lounging on while you read your favorite book. Add some cute pillows and a throw to increase coziness and aesthetic. Pair a patio table with your garden seating to create a tea party and outdoor brunch spot all your family and guests will love!


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Don’t forget to provide bird seed and hummingbird feeders for your little feathered friends so you can enjoy their beauty while spending a quiet moment in your garden.


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The garden is complete with a special gated entrance. You can easily achieve this by purchasing a gated arbor sold here. Having some form of entrance to your garden will make it feel more secluded and private, providing you with a more tranquil and relaxing experience!

If you could access this paradise by stepping through your Bi-Fold, Multi-Slide, Lift and Slide, or French Swing patio doors, how often would you escape to this quiet hideout with a cup of coffee or tea and a good book?

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    Welcome to AG Millworks, where we combine extraordinary designs with traditional old world craftsmanship and innovation to produce ageless millwork creations that will bring your building project to life.

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    3111 Golf Course Drive
    Ventura, California 93003