Category: Landscape Design and Gardens

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 14

Today was cold and rainy with temperatures that just chill you to the bone.  I had a long, long day of work and training sessions.  For my photo today, I chose to once again review some of my photographs from last year – as…

Photo Challenge: Vermont: May 10

It’s been a steady and sometimes heavy rain here in Acadia all day – low 40’s and wet!  No chance to get out and take pictures today.  I looked through my computer files for any photographs I’ve taken on May 10 and found this…

Photo Challenge: Acadia: May 8

  I could see this magnolia blooming from Route 3 as I drove by Asticou Gardens today.  It beckoned me to come closer and I just had to stop in and visit with it.  I have a Star Magnolia in my garden at home,…

Thuya Garden Revisited

  “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”  –Gertrude Jekyll I finally took the time to return to Thuya Garden so that I could see the perennial borders…

In Search of Acadia’s Public Gardens

Wherever I travel, I am drawn to seeking out public botanical gardens much like a hummingbird is attracted to Monarda or Lupinus or Aquilegia.  Just as the hummingbird gets its nourishment from these flowers, visiting gardens and walking in nature sustains me.  My love…