The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Not Ready for Primetime.......Yet

The Garden Gate....will William Baffin stay a while?

The Upper Garden....Could use some filling in and not Mulched Yet

Ligustrum sinense 'Variegata' with Clematis 'Honora'.... a fleeting combo?

The Lower Garden..... Furniture Finally Painted Yesterday

The Garden Conservancy Open Days is in two short weeks. I have been visiting the Conservancy's gardens (my favorites are in northwestern CT) since 1996, its second year. I find one of the best ways to to learn about gardens is to visit the best possible ones you can and The Open Days is a great way to do it. I bring a notebook and take notes of plants I like or are new to me. I also try to sit in every seat in the garden and observe what the host has to offer.

The Monadnock/Greater Manchester Open Days are on June 26 and 27. I was asked by Joe Valentine, a obsessed gardening friend from Francestown if I would like participate. I said sure but now I need to push the petal to the metal! Most of the big jobs have been completed. I am hoping the stars this week will stay for the show. I have a lot of biennials in the garden which means I don't usually mulch the garden until mid-June!

If you are in the area, come see some wonderful gardens. Nine of the eleven gardens will be open for the first time. For more information see The Garden Conservancy's web page


  1. Sounds like an incredible day! I wish I could get to NH for the weekend!

  2. Tim,
    I think it will be great. Hopefully we will have good weather. Check the Open Days Directory for gardens in your area.

  3. Your upper garden is want I want my front yard to look like (the snaking wide grass path flanked by tall beds)--but it'd be out of places, seeing as most of my neighbors have grass going right up to their foundations. Gorgeous!

  4. Benjamin,
    Glad you like the upper garden. Give it a try in your front yard. You never know, you might start a trend in the neighborhood.



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