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Fieldstone Gardens

May 27th, 2015

This past weekend, Mr Chiots and I headed out to Fieldstone Gardens in Vassalboro, Maine. It’s a small greenhouse nearby that I’ve been wanting to go to for quite a while. I really appreciate greenhouses like this one, you can really tell it’s all about gardening, not necessarily about selling plants. The greenhouse is surrounded by beautiful fields with old stone walls. There’s an orchard, ornamental beds filled with lilacs and other perennials. There’s a small greenhouse filled with heat loving plants, a snail topiary in the growing field out back, a beautiful little potting shed store.
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The pig statue above is now on my list of thing I’d love to have in the garden. Since we’re not getting real pigs this year, one like this would be perfect. I’m so happy to have discovered this beautiful place. Places like this are such an inspiration and I’d much rather spend my gardening cash at little local stores instead of the big box greenhouses. This place is so nice I’ll be taking any gardener that comes to visit up to walk the grounds.

Do you have a great little greenhouse nearby where you can purchase plants and be inspired?

3 Comments to “Fieldstone Gardens”
  1. Jill on May 27, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Oh Susy, I love those rock walls! I plan to “fence” my raised beds and garden with stone walls (we have a lot of rock here) and this post just perfectly illustrates what I want :) thanks for sharing. I love those pig statues, too. Every year my mom and I support 3 or 4 different locally owned greenhouses. They are only open a couple months of the year and they have all taken the risk and expense of setting up shop in their own yards. I’d rather have my dollars go directly to them than an unknown big box store. That said, it was very convenient the other day when I picked up some black earth and compost where I get groceries!

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  2. Nebraska Dave on May 27, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Susy, we have a commercial farmer market near my house. They have been in the business of growing vegetables, bedding plants, and Spring starter plugs from their green houses for as long as I can remember. Their green houses are open to the public in the Spring and local folks can buy the same plants that they use in their gardens. They have many acres in the middle of town as well as country farms to supply the summer demand for vegetables. The gardens can be seen from a well traveled city street and a steady stream of folks buy there veggies from them during the summer and fall. I bought some tomato plugs from them this year and it was such a joy to just wander around in plant heaven.

    Seven plants in the ground at Terra Nova Gardens and six in the buckets at the Urban Ranch. Fourteen green pepper plants made it to Terra Nova Gardens and soon a bed of two 30 foot rows of cucumbers will be planted. The green beans should be close to showing their little bean heads. They have been in the ground for a week and yesterday I saw one pushing up through the dirt. I’m so glad that Spring is here and I can be in the garden once again.

    Have a great green house time.

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  3. Misti on May 30, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Beautiful garden! Makes me want to put down a blanket and have a picnic for the afternoon. :)

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