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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Day in the Country Part One: The Old Goat Farm in Spring


You may recall previous visits to the Old Goat Farm.  If you missed them, they're here. For more information about the garden and gardeners, click here.  Few words in this post, just some pictures of this delightful garden and nursery.



Syneilesis x hybrida



Some days I feel like this, too. 


Hosta

Gossiping trillium




What appears to be lawn is mostly moss.  Isn't it gorgeous?




Plant collections are everywhere. 

I wonder if living at the farm is as wonderful as it seems like it would be? 


A few of the many plants for sale. This is more of a back working area. 


 The original farm house would have been the L shaped part.  (the two peaks and the chimney.  At some point, probably within  the last 30 years or so, the central part with the turret on top and the wrap-around porch were added.  The proportions mess with the minds of old-house aficionados.

Helleborus 'Silver Veil'







It's always a joy to see this exceptional garden 'neath the giant firs awaken in the spring!
The next stop on our day in the country was our first ever visit to the Chase Garden which held an unexpected surprise. You'll have to wait until next week  to find out what it was.  Until then, have a fabulous weekend and happy gardening!  I hope you didn't fall for any April Fool jokes.

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty gardens. A lot of cool ideas to think about. Showing this helps give me inspiration to be more creative in my own yard. It's chilly today even tho it's suppose to be 60 degrees outside...just thinking is my plan.

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  2. A favorite garden and nursery. I didn't realize you'd never been to the Chase Garden before. It's a very pretty place, I think. I hope you saw it on a clear day, when the mountain was out.

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  3. "Gossiping trillium" is a good picture and even better caption! This place is very peaceful and natural looking; I'm sure they work their butts off to keep it looking that way, move-in ready... wrap-around porches makes me weak in the knees!
    I purchased Helleborus 'Silver Veil' earlier this year: those leafs are irresistible.

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  4. Ditto your comments on the architectural addition.

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  5. I love this sort of garden, you never know what you will discover. Have a great weekend Peter.

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  6. A real sylvan sanctuary. I hope to live to see the moss take over our entire yard. I'm no old house afficiando, but those proportions mess with my head too.

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  7. Just beautiful!! That garden does feel like spring. I wish I could have clicked my heels together and popped right over to take a tour. :o)

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  8. We have loved our two visits to Old Goat Farm.
    I wonder what you saw in bloom at the Chase garden. Trillium for sure.

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  9. "I wonder if living at the farm is as wonderful as it seems like it would be?": I was wondering exactly the same thing as I read your post! It's a very different world than the one I live in day-to-day - that I can tell.

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  10. Love your photo of the unfurling fern fronds!

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  11. Green, mossy, rustic.... I love it! Thank you Peter!

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  12. Thanks for the lovely tour of a beautiful garden! Hmm, I wonder what the surprise at Chase could have been?

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  13. Great tour! I especially like the fronds unfurling.

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  14. Just what I needed to see on another cold and gray day here.

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  15. What a great place, verdant and colorful. I love the little pool of ivy in the concrete clamshell.

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