The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Sunday, June 28, 2015

No Need to Pardon Ogunquit's Appearance

I came across this new planting along the Marginal Way in Ogunquit, ME. The town has removed invasive species and replanted the area with Maine natives that attract monarch butterflies. The planting includes echinacea,  asclepias, blueberry, sweet fern and several species of native grasses.


  1. Good to see some restoration work that's still a garden! And that heavy plant density, without any appearance of irrigation to at least establish...amazing to see.

  2. That is interesting, I didn't see any hoses or irrigation. I suspect it is being irrigated during the week until the plants are established. I was visiting on a Saturday and we had a forecast for heavy rain the following day. Maybe that is why there was no evidence of any hoses. I am certain the long-term plan would be no irrigation and the plants they are using should do well here on the East Coast. I will be watching the progress throughout the summer. These plants were planted in blocks of one species for the most part which is very different as compared to mixed planting stye used by Nigel Dunnett in my recent post.



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