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GRLT Garden Tour #6

July 24th, 2015

When I read the words “privet hedge surrounding the garden” in the brochure I knew this was going to be my favorite garden on the tour! I decided to save the best garden for last since it would be perfect for my Friday Favorite.
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The entrance to the garden is a beautiful perennial bed with a short rock wall in it. When you come through the arch you are instantly amazed by the beautiful garden that unfolds before you. There are vegetable, flowers, grass pathways, hedges, a small greenhouse, big shade trees, and so much more.
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My favorite part about this garden is everything, a great inspiration for the main garden in the back. I’ve been making plans an this garden is pretty close to what I want to accomplish.

What’s your favorite part of this garden?

GRLT Garden Tour #5

July 23rd, 2015

We’re on to the next garden in the George River Land Trust garden tour series. The photos don’t really do this garden justice, it’s so hard to fully capture a garden like this one. It was built in a ravine behind the gardener’s house. She had to clear out the overgrown mess that was there and found a lovely little stream when she did. This was the result.
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The sheer number of plants in this garden was amazing, simply amazing. The best part is that she says it’s low maintenance because she mulches everything well and the plants are all so close together.

What do you like best about this garden?

GRLT Garden Tour #4

July 22nd, 2015

We’re on to the next garden in the George River Land Trust garden tour series. This was a small garden, very typical of what most of us probably have and work in. It was well done, with lots of interesting details. There were lots of edible plants tucked in throughout, the owners enjoy providing vegetables for their own table.
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I particularly loved the typical shake siding with the light blue door, such a fantastic combo. The greenhouse on the back deck made from sliding glass doors was also fantastic. Mr Chiots and I paid particular attention to this since we have been collecting doors to build one for our garden.

What do you like about this garden?

GRLT Garden Tour #2

July 15th, 2015

The first garden Mr Chiots and I visited during the land trust garden tour on Sunday was the Langlais Sculpture Preserve. It was such an interesting place, the sculptures were pretty interesting. We were blown away by their size.
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The preserve was undergoing preservation efforts and some of the sculptures were out on display elsewhere. It was quite interesting to see it during this initial phase, it will be really great to go back in a few years to see how it’s come along. Visiting this made me think that I certainly could use some form of sculpture and art in my gardens.

Do you have any sculptures or art in your garden? What’s your favorite kind of garden art?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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