Gardens

Cultivating Zen

Gardens

A homeowner and her gardener’s harmonious relationship yields beautiful results

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Robbinston Maine garden

Circle, a sculpture by Montreal artist Bozena Happach, peeks above the showy blooms.

Bees and Butterflies

Gardens

A floral wave above the Saint Croix River supports nature’s tiny workers.

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Hosta Garden Tour

Shady Lady

Garden Tour

Donna Primozich’s sprawling gardens flourish under the trees in western Maine.

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Kate McLeod's Belfast Maine Garden

After clearing trash and brush from her property, Kate McLeod’s first project was this winding path. She outlined the route with cardboard and rug scraps, leaving them in place under the pea stones to inhibit weeds.

Trash to Treasure

Garden Tour

Gardener Kate McLeod finds the beauty in a once-derelict lot.

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Three gorgeous gardens in Brunswick

Growing Together

Gardens

A gardening trio creates a blooming oasis in downtown Brunswick.

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Two Acres of Low-Maintenance Landscape in Penobscot

Partner Post: Houzz

An orchard of crab apples, a grove of sugar maples, even a hayfield — pastoral landscapes don’t get more idyllic than this. When two retired teachers built their dream home, their property was basically two acres of mown grass. The couple loved their pastoral Maine landscape, but they were not interested in mowing two acres […]

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Walk This Way

Garden Feature

A landscape designer creates a welcoming entry with swirling stonework and colorful, textured plants. Photographed by Douglas Merriam house renovation should make you happy, but whenever Karen and her husband pulled into the driveway of their freshly updated Boothbay home, their spirits sank. The problem wasn’t the house — they loved it, and they loved […]

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garden wind orniment

Price and and Steffen’s garden features dozens of varieties of daylilies. Tough and wind resistant, the plants are a good choice for coastal conditions.

Site Specific

Garden Feature

A passion for plants transforms a humdrum home into a waterfront delight. Photographed by Douglas Merriam he enthusiasm with which WCVB-TV anchorman Randy Price and his husband, Mark Steffen, discuss their daylilies, dahlias, and hostas is contagious. In fact, their shared obsession with gardening borders on maniacal, and Price chuckles about the reputation they’ve established […]

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Escaping Erosion in Maine’s Coastal Woods

Partner Post: Houzz

This woodsy coastal Maine landscape looks as if it has been this way for centuries, but a few years ago it had been devastated by construction damage, insects, and Hurricane Hanna. The understory was gone, leaving the property exposed to the elements and quickly eroding. Landscape architect Matthew Cunningham gave the first phase of renewal […]

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Garden Party

Garden Feature

Green-thumbed friends gather among vegetable beds for a laid-back meal in a Phippsburg potting shed.

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