Vertical Herbs – Garden in Maine

July 22, 2011

I saw this vertical herb garden at the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay, Maine a few days ago. (www.MaineGardens.org). Don’t you love it! Could be used as privacy screen, to add scent to a outdoor patio area — an no more bending over to snip what you need for your favorite recipe.

The gardens are not to be missed. A whimsical children’s garden, a rose and perennial garden, a kitchen garden, amazing sculptures, a garden of the senses and more.

Plus, a fine cafe for a cool drink.

Garden of Kitchen Delights

June 12, 2011

My lunch at the Blue Duck Tavern (blueducktavern.com) filled my senses. While sitting at an outside cafe in the middle of  busy Washington, D. C. , I dined surrounded by a lovely potager. Growing willfully before the summer heat takes it’s toll: sage, tomatoes, fennel. strawberries, rosemary and more.

My waiter says the kitchen garden was planted by the chef and staff. And it’s enough to last one day for the busy hotel restaurant. If herbs aren’t your thing, take in the gorgeous shrubs and trees surrounding the sunken garden while you sip a cool drink.

My Philosophy

I am dedicated to enhancing the beauty of nature: designing a landscape that achieves an outdoor experience beyond your expectations.

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