June in Mary Ellen’s Garden

June in Mary Ellen’s Garden

For those of you who want to plan your visit around bloom times, here is a smattering of what was flowering in Mary Ellen’s Garden in June in chronological order from the beginning of the month to the end. Streambed garden on a misty morning 6/1/17 Red rhododendron and fern 6/4/17 Pink rhododendrons frame the path 6/4/17 Rhododendrons and Hawthorne tree blooming by Paradise Cottage 6/12/17 Clematis on the light pole with pink rhododendron behind 6/13/17 Rhododendrons at their peak 6/13/17 Rhodendrons and Hawthorne tree blooming by Paradise Cottage with sunset 6/12 Pink rhododendron 6/13/17 Red rhododendron close-up 6/13/17 White foxtail lily detail 6/18/17 Siberian iris in the Studio Garden 6/18/17 Siberian iris with raindrops 6/18/17 Single blue iris up close 6/18/17 Roadside garden by Seanook 6/18/17 Blue-eyed grass, actually in the iris family 6/18/17 Clematis 6/18 Columbine 6/18/17 Red, white and blue – Red rhododendron with white dogwood and blue iris 6/18/17 Maroon iris and dark red pelargonium 6/26/17 Dwarf hemlock sporting new growth 6/26/17 Mountain Laurel 6/29/17 Single peony 6/29/17 Dogwood branch 6/29/17 Herbs for burgers; lemin thyme,dill, spanish oregano,taragon,sage 6/29/17 Bleeding Heart 6/30/17 Verbascum, Southern Charm 6/30/17 Orange-leafed Ninebark flower 6/30/17 Peony in Bloom 6/30/17...

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Views of Spring at Our Place, Paradise Point Road 2017

In spite of the rain we are enjoying an awesome Spring right here on Paradise Point Road, because of glorious days sprinkled between.  Even the cloudy days have been warm enough to work outside, actually perfect for planting.  Please enjoy the link to more    https://goo.gl/znfHFk

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Blizzard of 2017

Blizzard of 2017

Our big February blizzard started on Saturday afternoon, the 11th, went through the night and until of the afternoon of the 12th. Mary Ellen was working on a painting job at Seanook which she had to pursue each day in order to get the requisite number of coats dry before the next guests. So before 9:00 am on Sunday she put on her gaiters, hooded coat, and gloves, and headed out with shovel in hand to dig her way across the street. Right away she was confronted with a large drift on the steps of the shop. Then it was a matter of shoveling enough to decrease the snow depth from hip depth to knee high in order to wade through it, all the while fighting 45 mph gale-driven snow. It took her about 15 minutes to get across the street. When she arrived at Seanook, the drift against the door was as high as the handle. For the duration of the morning there were no views, just a complete white-out as if plastered to every window. Two hours later the storm was starting to ebb.  When he went out with the snowblower, Ron found the path completely blown in again, and the snow was again nearly up to the handle of the entry to Seanook.  By 3:00 pm the sun was out. Our total snow accumulation was at least 31 inches as measured at the golf course.  It was an exciting storm! We had the next day for a bit of catch-up before receiving another 4 – 5 inches that night, hence the latter photos of the snow glued to trees.  Click the “read more”  button and turn on your sound to enjoy the video.  <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/cBN1w_chM-Y” frameborder=”0″...

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