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Belfast Garden Tour #3

July 13th, 2015

It’s garden tour season here in Maine. I’ve missed the first few weeks, but I finally made it one last Friday and then to the George’s River Land Trust Garden tour yesterday. Here is the garden from the Belfast Garden Club Tour on Saturday.
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One of the things I love about garden tours is that you get to look at real garden (at least most of them). I realize that my garden is just as great as most gardens. We often forget when looking at magazines and Pinterest photos that we’re looking at gardens that have been nipped and tucked, clipped and cleaned beyond what most of us can do. As a photographer, I also know that you can shoot around certain things, use depth of field to hide others, and use the light to get things to look different than they do in person.

Do you ever go on local garden tours?

5 Comments to “Belfast Garden Tour #3”
  1. Nebraska Dave on July 13, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Susy, I love to see other people’s gardens. They usually look much better than mine. As for officially publicly groomed gardens, not so much. I truly enjoy just seeing a person’s little plot of soil in the back yard with a couple tomatoes, maybe a pepper or two and a few herbs. Gardens don’t have to be big walk through gardens to be enjoyed or kept.

    I did get a couple more tomatoes from my Early Girl and Celebrity is starting to blush a little bit. The green beans are blooming their hearts out and cucumbers have cucumbers about as long as my little finger nail. The heat is really starting to blast us in the Midwest with heat indexes up to 110 every day. It makes for a sweaty day when outside. We’re having a little squall blow through as I write this comment which will only add to the humidity later today as the temperature climbs up to the upper 90s.

    Have a great garden tour day.

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  2. Rue on July 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Oh, I love that scarecrow! Did you happen to see how it was constructed?

    I’ve never been on a garden tour, but I’d like to change that.

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    • Susy on July 13, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      I’ll have to look through the photos and see if I got a better image of it.

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      • Rue on July 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm

        Thanks :).

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  3. Lemongrass on July 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Like Dave I love visiting/touring the gardens of other gardeners. Get lots of inspirations from them, that enables me to come up with ideas of my own.

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