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Pruning Clinic

May 1st, 2018

Last Saturday morning, one of my favorite local greenhouses held a pruning clinic. Fieldstone Gardens is one of my favorite places to go look for plants. It’s an fairl small place, so you don’t get overwhelmed with varieties & selections (something I really appreciate), but they focus on interesting and good quality plants. You won’t feel like they’re lacking in anything, that’s for sure.

There are two garden cats, Fred & Wilma, as you can imagine, I absolutely love them! You won’t be there long before a cat comes rubbing on your legs for some love. On this particular morning, Fred was begging for the homemade muffins.

The name of the gardens is clearly evident, there are stacked stone walls all around the property. They make wonderful backdrops for gardens, creating a sense of permanence.

I always head up to Fieldstone a few times each summer (you can see more photos of their gardens later in the season in this post I wrote a few years ago), no doubt I’ll be headed back in a month or so to see what the gardens look like. One of the best parts of this place are the beautiful gardens that surround the nursery. They also have huge beds filled with mature plants. It’s really nice to be able to see the plants in mature form and in a garden. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell what the final shape/size of a plant will be. Fieldstone’s gardens are the perfect place to walk around and get inspiration for your home garden!

Do you have a favorite local greenhouse?

3 Comments to “Pruning Clinic”
  1. Nebraska Dave on May 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Susy, yes, I’ve talked about the Lauritzen Gardens before. It’s over one hundred acres of different garden areas. Each is dedicated to a certain theme. A quick walk will take a half of a day to see every thing but it’s better to mosey through the garden and only take in a couple sections at a time. It’s ever changing and no matter when visitation happens there are many flowers in bloom. Just like your Fieldstone’s gardens there are many structures that give the gardens character. In addition to the structures there are water falls, streams, and ponds with ducks (your favorite entertaining fowl), and geese to watch from the benches provided for resting. It’s not that far away and I really should visit it more often.

    Have a great Fieldstone’s gardens day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Marina on May 2, 2018 at 6:14 am

    One of my favorite gardens is North Hill, in Reasboro, VT.
    built on a sloping North facing hill, it was created over years by avid gardeners Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd.
    Sadly, Wayne died at North Hill in 2010.
    The garden was open to the public for charitable fund raisers 4 times a summer, for a few years after his death, but no longer.
    The garden deals with everything we New England gardeners deal with, especially rocks, in a most gracious way, working with, rather than fighting, the challenging environment.
    I have fond memories, and inspirations from there.
    I expect your garden will be on tours in a few years, does it have a name?
    Thank you for sharing your passion!

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    • Susy on May 2, 2018 at 9:25 am

      I love their books and really wanted to visit that garden, but alas, I didn’t make it before they quit allowing guests.

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