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    August 29, 2014

    Troy Howard Middle School hosts open garden day

    Artichokes to zucchinis and asters to zinnias — hundreds of vegetables, flowers and fruits will be on display at the remarkable Troy Howard Middle School farm/garden in Belfast on Friday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to visit this astonishing and hugely successful endeavor that is the result of hundreds of hours of work by Jon Thurston, the Agricultural Coordinator for the district, and …

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    August 15, 2014

    A secret garden in Belfast reveals its charm

    Fairy lights and a hemp rope pergola; a tunnel of Romano beans and giant zucchini that grow upright; tipsy pots on rebar stakes and an old headboard tucked among a bed of delphinium; these delights (and countless others) await visitors on Friday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the Belfast Garden Club hosts its final Open Garden of the season at Diane Coller-Wilson’s intimate garden at 124 Charles Street in …

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    August 8, 2014

    A fine day for daylilies

    The Belfast Garden Club invites you to step into a rainbow on Friday, Aug. 15, when Bill Warman’s expansive daylily gardens in Waldo will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the club’s annual Open Garden series. More than 2,000 varieties of daylilies will beckon you to stop for a moment and admire their glorious colors, unusual leaves or habits. Some intermingle several colors — yellow, melon, pink and …

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    August 1, 2014

    Creative cottage garden in the country

    A country garden bursting at the seams with color, combined with stunningly beautiful new hardscapes, and an astonishing variety of perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables awaits visitors at Audrey and Paul Muir’s garden on Friday, Aug. 8. Their enchanting garden in Brooks is part of the Belfast Garden Club’s annual Open Garden series, and one that no gardener — novice or master — should miss. Audrey’s zest for …

  • Published
    July 25, 2014

    Tranquil in-town retreat overlooks waterfront bustle

    A hidden gem of an in-town garden that provides a serene setting for watching the bustling goings-on at the Front Street Shipyard in downtown Belfast will be open to visitors on Friday, Aug. 1, as part of the Belfast Garden Club’s annual Open Garden series. When Andrea Whyte inherited the property that straddles Bridge Street to Front Street in 2004, it was “a mess. Everything was overgrown and there were so many …

  • Published
    July 18, 2014

    Hundreds of hostas on parade

    From the enormous Empress Wu, which can grow to nine feet in diameter, to the Itsy Bitsy Spider, which grows a whopping 2.5-inches tall, to literally hundreds of varieties in between — all will be on display at Ron Dow’s Belfast Hosta Gallery on Friday, July 25, as part of the Belfast Garden Club’s annual Open Garden series. “Gallery” is indeed the correct word to describe Dow’s garden. Strolling around his …

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    July 11, 2014

    Chase Family Farm open to the public July 18

    The Chase Family Farm in Freedom will be open for the first time to the public on Friday, July 18, as part of the Belfast Garden Club’s annual Open Garden series. The 500-acre farm is the heart of the family’s hugely popular enterprise in Belfast — Chase’s Daily restaurant, bakery, art gallery and the beloved indoor farmers market. Throughout the summer and fall, the market is the site of both a finely tuned …

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