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GRLT Garden Tour #3

July 20th, 2015

The next garden we visited on the tour had the most wonderful view of the ocean. This garden had beds throughout the lawn. The beds had stepping stone paths in them to make it easier to work in the middle of the large beds.
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This 12 acre garden was purchased by the owners in 1987. It used to be a working farm, but had become completely overgrown. They put in a garden pond where there was a natural spring and set to work making gardens. Many of the plants were given to them by friends and neighbors. What a wonderful garden it is indeed, you can definitely tell they have put in years of effort.
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The sweeping views of the ocean were a wonderful feature in this garden. They didn’t distract from this with too much ornamentation.

Do you have walkways or stepping stones in your garden beds to make it easier to work?

4 Comments to “GRLT Garden Tour #3”
  1. Rue on July 20, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Stone paths really finish off a garden for me. So far I’ve only made two short paths, one leading to my spigot and one in an area I noticed I was often using to cut through my strawberry and blueberry beds. As my gardens take shape I’ll likely add more.

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  2. Chris on July 20, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Just beautiful! And that gorgeous view! Wow! I do have a stone staircase leading down to the lower part of the house with ferns, huckleberry and periwinkle growing along the sides of it. I let the moss grow on them too. I love it.

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  3. Dee Nash on July 21, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I do have stepping stones in the beds. It makes getting around easier, but sometimes, I put too many plants in the beds, and I have to move the stones. Silly me. Loved this garden. Thank you so much for sharing it.~~Dee

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  4. Jaye Whitney on July 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I use them in a couple of places,me specially those where water accumulates. I would love to place more but find them a bit on the expensive side.

    I’m always keep my eyes open when out and about or on sites that may barter or have them for free.

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