It's all about the gardens!
gardens, tucked round the inns, are a special place. They beckon guests and
visitors to wander down paths lined with sweet scented lavender and to sit
and relax amid the seasonal blooms.
Springtime brings the first burst of color with a wave of tulips across the
front of the inns greeting passers-by and guests. Traditional lilacs, some
decades old and sweetly
scented soon follow as the gardens unfold. Colorful Adirondack chairs,
freshly placed, are a perfect spot to enjoy the scene.
Summer is the peak garden season. Hollyhocks and delphiniums soar above the
Maine perennials while oriental and calla lilies add a touch of elegance to
the garden. Early morning finds Jim (and some early rising guests) in the
herb garden harvesting fresh herbs for the day's breakfast to be served on
the sun dappled patio amid the hostas.
Soon it will be blackberry time and our blackberry patch will be with lush
fruit. The patch is a favorite haunt for guests relaxing with lemon aid or
spiced iced tea after a day's adventure!
Fall transforms the garden to a golden hue while Maine asters and mums bring
another colorful splash. Colors linger late into October when it's time for
planting and a final harvest. The sage and lavender are snipped and tucked
away for a lovely scented touch.
Come enjoy our gardens. Wander in and explore. You're always welcome.
Gardens are most beautiful when shared.