A Seaside Stroll
It was a perfect day for a garden tour - sunny and cool, and a nice breeze was blowing.
This was a newer section of the first garden. I love the little door in the wall.
This was a cozy seating area in that same garden.
Also in the first garden were these pots - the description said they reminded the owner of a garden in Marakesh, but Chelone immediately thought of Eden.
There was a swimming pool in the center of the yard, almost completely enclosed by Maine's signature coastal flower - Rosa Rugosa.
Some sculpture by the sea:
A very cool fountain in another garden:
Oh the views - I can picture us all relaxing in those chairs with a cool beverage.
We saw this shrub along the way with great varietated foliage, but could not ID it. Chelone thought maybe some sort of willow - anyone know?
Here is a close-up of the foliage:
This lovely property was for sale. I thought I'd put in an offer - yeah, when I hit the lottery!
We were tempted to settle in on this wonderful porch, but there were still more gardens to see!
A lovely transition from the manicured garden to the wildness of the cliffs:
We were admiring this pretty poolside planting when Chelone commented that it reminded her of "hangover vomit" - I cracked up!
The tour ended in this cool retreat; a shady garden tucked away in town. This is the view from the deck - note the climing hydrangea. This plant was one that we saw frequently throughout the day - including a robust speciman in Chelone's own garden.
Hope you enjoyed your stroll with us!