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Visiting Chanticleer

June 15th, 2015

Yesterday we visited Chanticleer garden, it was very nice. Not as grand as Longwood, but very nice, and still quite amazing. Here are a few photos from my phone, I don’t have enough storage on my laptop to download all the real images.
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We spent a few hours walking around the gardens and then grabbed our packed lunches from the car and sat in the cool shade of a giant oak tree for over an hour, relaxing and enjoying the garden just for what it was meant to be. If you’re ever in the Philly area, I highly recommend visiting. More photos to come after I get back to Maine and can look through the ones on my camera.

Do you have a place to sit the cool shade in your garden?

One Comment to “Visiting Chanticleer”
  1. Nebraska Dave on June 16, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Susy, I do indeed have a shady place in my garden to rest and relax. It’s under the canopy of a giant cottonwood tree at the donated picnic table. Many hours of relaxation have been spent just watching the wild life and sunrises. This year it’s been difficult to see the sunrise as it’s been raining quite a bit and the mornings are still too muddy to be in the garden. Hopefully, as the summer continues on more dry days will come. At this point in time I’m just staying ahead of the weeds in the planted part of the garden. Many parts are creeping back toward wild. I’m still hopeful that by the end of the season to have once again tamed the wild tendency of Terra Nova Gardens. It’s been wild for so long that I don’t know if I will ever remove the yearning of the land to return to the wild and free weed covering. This year I’ve gone to thick straight up grass and clover on top of the paper yard waste bag. When I want to plant something like a tomato, I use a post hole digger to punch a hole through the mulch and paper. I dig out about a foot depth of soil; mix it up with peat and other things; put it back in the hole; and plant the plants in the mounded spot. It seems to be working so far.

    Have a great garden touring day.

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