The gardener's eye

The Gardener's Eye

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dodged Bullet

Hurricane Irene was a tropical storm by the time it reached southern New Hampshire. The projected path was going to go directly through the Monadnock Region but shifted to the west. Southern Vermont was badly hit with severe flooding throughout the state.

Here in Peterborough, the rain and winds were much milder than anticipated. The garden got battered a bit but fortunately, no real damage....this time.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

From the Garden to the Kitchen

From the Garden to the Kitchen Exhibition at the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, ME

Reproduction of Paintings at Stonewall Kitchen’s Flagship Store in York, ME

Art in the Garden

More Art in the Garden

James Aponovich, Hancock, NH

Elizabeth Johansson, Hancock, NH

Lincoln Perry, York, ME and Brett X. Gamache, York, ME

Tina Ingraham, Bath, ME

Michael Stasiuk

Carey Armstrong-Ellis, Cape Neddick

Jill Nooney, Lee, NH

Whenever we go to southern Maine, I like to stop at the Stonewall Kitchen headquarters to see the display gardens designed by Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape. Each year, she does something different and it is always inspiring. To celebrate Stonewall Kitchen's 20th anniversary, Nooney collaborated with the George Marshall Store Gallery to create a garden containing reproductions of original art that was simultaneously exhibited in a two-part exhibition at the gallery also in York, ME. The theme was From the Garden to the Kitchen and I was pleased to see the art of fellow bloggers and gardening friends James Aponovich and Beth Johansson.

After seeing the garden, we visited the George Marshall Store Gallery and met the delightful curator, Mary Harding. Mary gave us a tour of the gallery which is known for its fine exhibitions of contemporary art. The gallery is located on the York River in a beautifully restored old building. Mary has been operating the gallery for the last 15 years and features both rising and established contemporary artists from the region.

Both the display gardens at Stonewall Farm and the The George Marshall Store Gallery are worth a visit if you are ever in southern Maine. I am looking forward to seeing them both next season.


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