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Garden Touring

August 2nd, 2018

In our area, there are lots of garden tours. Most of them benefit local land conservation and take place all on one day. My local garden club does a weekly garden tour, where one garden is open each Friday. Since I am in town running errands, I try to stop every week. I always have grand plans of sharing all these lovely gardens with your, but sometimes I get bogged down with work and gardening. Over the coming weeks, I’ll try to get through the backlog of photos and show you some of the lovely gardens I’ve been able to visit this summer. We will kick off with the most recent one I visited, the Belfast EcoVillage.


According to the garden club website “The EcoVillage is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and welcomes the larger community to see what’s now growing on the 40-acre site, formerly part of the Keene Dairy Farm. Resident Marion Brown will have her gardens on display, including a colorful island of evergreen shrubs and ninebark complemented by perennials such as lavender, echinachea and coral bells. With 36 households clustered in the energy-efficient duplexes, Brown says, there’s a wide range of gardening styles that will be interesting for visitors to see.”
















It was interesting to walk around the grounds and see the variety of gardens on site. I quite liked the large vegetable garden. It’s always a pleasure to visit the gardens of others to get ideas and inspiration for your own garden. Tomorrow I’ll be touring another garden, trying to find ideas that will work in my own.

One Comment to “Garden Touring”
  1. Nebraska Dave on August 2, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Susy, I always admire gardens that look so wonderful. I just really can’t comprehend how one would go about designing, planning, and planting such un row crop garden.There are so many different flowers, shrubs, bushes, ground covers, and other plants. There’s tall plants, short plants, spreading plants, bulb plants, perennial plants, annual plants, shade plants, sun plants. and partial sun plants. It all seems very magical to me when people can put it all together before the flowers even bloom and have it come out so beautiful. I wish I had that talent but it seems no matter how hard I try, It just don’t have it.

    Have a great garden touring day.

    Nebraska Dave

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