The Garden Tour - M - Back toward the cottage
Despite our best work, we have this sumac. The staghorn sumac was originally growing near the Lower Bush Garden, planted in a large, buried nursery tub. After some years, one spring I discovered that its roots had escaped the drainage holes and were coming up in nearby beds. Major work was at hand.
Despite surrounding it with 36” deep bamboo retainer, you can see some at the left. It constantly escapes but, after all, the bed to the right is the ‘Sumac Garden.’
As we pass the entrance to the Dancing Circler at left, we return to the bustling area of activity, where the Garden Barn is the center for garden tools as well as the wooden houses )seem attached to the SW corner of the Garden Barn) for our Mason bees.
Here we look to the left (the three photos above were taken from that spot). The Rosemary Island Beds at center, the reddening leaves of the Lower Bush Garden blueberries above those, even the plum trees in the Plum Thicket Gardens… this is a view which truly shows the gardens.
Now we’re nearing The Narrows, with the two sliding doors of the storage area easily seen, as well as the Gravenstein apple which is just outside the main window of the classroom.
I trust you enjoyed your tour.
All photos and text by Rev. Paul Beyerl