Garden Note #64: Belle’s Garden

A visit to my friend Belle’s garden is always such a treat. Her 18th century white farm house rests on a knoll which at one time overlooked open land. New homes have encroached upon it but once you start walking around the yard and meandering on narrow paths between flowering shrubs…the neighbors just fade away.

Belle has so many whimsical touches through out her garden. My favorite is this antique bathroom sink complete with taps that she uses as a planter.

When she and her husband bought the property it had a chicken house. They turned it into a storage shed and built their enclosed garden right up against one of the exterior walls. Every year Belle creatively plants flowers and vegetables together.

Another view of the enclosed garden shows a red canvas apron hanging from a vintage wooden rake.

A stone wall was once used to restrict livestock and designate the farm’s borders. Now it  provides the backdrop for perennials.

Belle’s garden is constantly in a state of flux. She’s always pruning, weeding and moving plants to new locations.

(Photos- Martha B.)

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2 thoughts on “Garden Note #64: Belle’s Garden

    1. Linda- Belle’s garden always looks great…although she would tell you otherwise. But I think she’s just being modest. She’s one of the most knowledgeable gardeners I know of and I learn something every time I visit her.

      PS- I thought chicken manure wasn’t that good for gardens…? :)

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