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A Second Glimpse of Bedrock Gardens

By Kim Charles

Back with Part 2 of this unique sculpture garden in Lee, New Hampshire. Thank you Lily Jacobi, for capturing the highlights so well.


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  1. grannieannie1 02/16/2017

    Beautiful sculptures! Is the cobalt blue globe a Chihuly piece? And the curled bark-like archway compliments the woodsy scene perfectly. Lily, thank you for posting these which make me see empty places in my garden clamoring for a sculpture.

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Good Morning Annie... I believe all of the pieces in this garden were created by the husband and wife team whose property this garden is on. They are quite creative, though they may have been inspired by Chihuly!

  2. petebloom 02/16/2017

    Thank you Lily for these photos of your lovely and fun sculpture garden. I'm reminded of the sculpture garden at the Maeght Foundation in southern France.

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Hi Pete... I have never been to France, but when I get there I will try to check this garden out!

      1. petebloom 02/16/2017

        hi Lily,

        Here is a link to some photos of the Maeght Foundation. It is in the town where Chagall lived, near a cozy chapel with Matisse stained glass windows. https://www.google.com/search?q=the+maeght+foundation&safe=active&espv=2&biw=1243&bih=620&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjGg-H7h5XSAhUCzoMKHRJID9kQsAQIPw&dpr=2

        I hope you can visit there some day.


        1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

          Thank you Pete!

  3. Jay_Sifford 02/16/2017

    Hi Lily. I've really enjoyed seeing your sculpture gardens over the last two days. Like me, you understand the distinct presence that sculptural art brings to a space. I love the blue piece. What is the base made of? I also enjoy your blue tree. Tomorrow we start installing a show garden at a home and garden show here, and I'm hanging a large tree branch from the ceiling that will be plumbed with water so as to rain into a reflecting pool underneath that will have glass floats in it. Your tree kind of reminded me of that. And who doesn't love a labyrinth?
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. hontell 02/16/2017

      please share some pictures Jay, your creativity is always appreciated

      1. Jay_Sifford 02/17/2017

        Thanks Howard. Wish me luck with the home and garden show! I'll see what I can do.

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          Linda on Whidbey 02/17/2017

          I would also love to see this, Jay. It sounds beautiful.

          1. Jay_Sifford 02/17/2017

            Linda, I'll submit some photos then. Not sure if they will fit the format of GPOD, but all they can say is "no", right?

    2. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Good Morning Jay.... The creators of this garden (a husband and wife team) are very creative. My guess that the blue piece in question has some sort of metallic base that is spray painted/powder coated. That is what they have done with other pieces in the garden. Some of these sculptures are for sale. I took the idea of the blue painted tree and painted a japanese maple that had died blue. it was a striking feature until it keeled over one winter! I would love to see pictures of your creations!

  4. user-7007498 02/16/2017

    Lily, thanks for sharing your tour of Bedrock Gardens. It was fun to look at the sculptures. My favorite spot was still the rock garden that was in yesterday's photos.

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Good Morning Kevin.... I like Labyrinths too!

    2. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      My latest Lady Slipper Orchid in bloom!. For some reason I cannot get this photo to post right side up!

      1. user-7007498 02/16/2017

        Thanks for the picture, even on its side. Gorgeous flower. Well done.

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        meander1 (Michaele ) 02/16/2017

        So many interesting aspects of coloration going on...the impression of stripes, dots, solid...just fascinating.

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        Linda on Whidbey 02/17/2017

        We used to grow this as well and it was always one of my faves.

  5. pam_clemmons 02/16/2017

    Thank you! Such a treat, and surely gives me hope for our upcoming Spring gardens.

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Thank you Pam! I am glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Maggieat11 02/16/2017

    More great photos to capture the interesting sculptures and plantings
    at Bedrock. Thank you , Lily, for bringing these Gardens to our attention. Certainly a treat and certainly great reasons to get there if/when we can!

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Thank you Margaret... I am glad you enjoyed the gardens.... They are only open certain days, so check out the website in advance! www.bedrockgardens.org

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    meander1 (Michaele ) 02/16/2017

    You certainly photographed some very eye catching vignettes during your walk about of this beautiful garden, Lily. The tall deep blue piece is particularly intriguing...I share Jay's curiosity about what the base is made of? I like the color echo in the 4th picture down with the chartreuse of the hosta repeated in the tips of the hinoki (?) type evergreen...very pleasing.

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Thank you Michelle... ( do I have that right?) I have no idea what the base is made of... I would guess something metal. She creates a lot of metal pieces and then has them powder coated/painted. I went back and looked at the hosta picture you mentioned.... funny how two people can look at the same picture and see different things! I never noticed the color echo!

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        meander1 (Michaele ) 02/16/2017

        Hi, Lily...I will put you in the loop on the spelling of my "real" name. It is Michaele...basically, it's Michael with an "e" on the end. It's pronounced
        Mi kay la. All those many (many) years ago when my parents chose that name to bestow upon me, it was pretty much unheard of here in the United States. Fortunately, now it's a little more common and I don't feel like such an oddity. It would have made my life easier if my parents had spelled it with a "a" at the end, but the version they used is supposed to be the real Irish spelling.
        I've really enjoyed your photos of this garden these past 2 days. The woman certainly is gifted with lots of artistic creativity and her husband is a wonderful match for her. I watched the video on their website yesterday and enjoyed it very much.

        1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

          Thank you for the detailed explanation! I found it helpful especially remembering how to spell it in the future, and the pronunciation… I never would've guessed!

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            meander1 (Michaele ) 02/16/2017

            Ha, trust me, I've probably heard every mispronunciation imaginable over the years...esp. at doctors' offices.

  8. Chris N 02/16/2017

    It certainly looks like a fun place to visit. It seems there must be a surprise around every corner. Thanks for sharing, Lily.

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Good morning Chris... yes there is always something new to see, as they are always creating new things....!

  9. user-4691082 02/16/2017

    Thanks Lily, this certainly is a wonderful sculpture garden! I love the tall blue one with the globe on top. Not so much of a fan of the rusty ones, but that is why there's chocolate and vanilla!

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Hi Rhonda... yes the world would be a very boring place if we all liked the same thnigs!

  10. swindiana 02/16/2017

    what a wonderful oasis!

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Its definitely on my list of local favorite places to visit Jan!

  11. user-7008348 02/16/2017

    totally cool!

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      inspirational for us all!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 02/16/2017

    Thanks for sending these in, Lily. What an inspirational treat.

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      thank you Tim... glad you enjoyed it..

    2. Jay_Sifford 02/17/2017

      Tim, not to pull away from Lily's beautiful post, but I did order a podophyllum 'Red Panda' the other day, and thought about you. That will be a great addition to my collection!

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        Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 02/17/2017

        Did you buy it when Far Reaches sent out their email? That one is a spectacular clone and I actually started to add it to my order that I have there, but the price was pretty steep and I've already way overspent my plant budget this spring. They are already sold out. You are now my nemesis, or perhaps my new best friend! I think I'll choose friend.
        I did drop a pretty penny on Podophyllum 'Starfish Strain' last year and pray that it comes up this spring!
        Good luck. That podo should be a great performer and a magnificent member of your collection!

        1. Jay_Sifford 02/18/2017

          Yes I did. I ordered within 5 minutes of receiving the email because I thought they'd "get gone". I don't now Starfish Strain, but I'll look it up.
          Glad I'm your friend and not your nemesis. I feel better knowing that :)

    3. Dvngardener 02/18/2017

      Good morning Tim I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  13. user-3565112 02/16/2017

    Good morning Lily. Your serene posts ,Judy Collins playing on the stereo, & the sun light streaming thru the windows have made this a peaceful & terrific morning. Both Sides Now playing as I write this.
    Thank you & good luck this spring, Joe

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      Thank you Joe! The image you painted sounds lovely! I love those moments too... being grateful for the little, simple things makes living worthwhile.

      1. user-3565112 02/18/2017

        Your welcome Lily. Y our 2 posts & comment brings to mind "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may " from a poem I learned in high school. Unfortunately it took a long while & personal losses to realize what the poet was trying to say to a teenager.
        I hope you didn't get hammered by that snowstorm , good luck Joe

        1. Dvngardener 02/18/2017

          Good morning Joe… We've been hammered by snow in the last couple of weeks, but it's all good because we had a drought here last summer. It hit some people pretty hard.. I am being grateful for all of the snow and precipitation we are now receiving! Where do you live by the way?

          1. user-3565112 02/18/2017

            Good morning Lily., I live 2 miles south of Baltimore near the Patapsco River. We are having a very dry & warm winter.

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      Linda on Whidbey 02/17/2017

      Joe, you set the mood very well:)

      1. user-3565112 02/18/2017

        Thank you Linda. Valentines day can be a very rough time now & Lily's posts were timely for me. Frnak Sinatra once said of Judy Garland " A little o]piece of her dies when she sings" I think Ms. Collins shares her soul with us thru her music.

  14. lindadecelle 02/16/2017

    Thank you Lily for sharing these pictures. Just signed up for their newsletter and will visit when it reopens in the Spring, for sure!

    1. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

      That is great Linda! Definitely worth visiting regularly! Enjoy!

  15. Dvngardener 02/16/2017

    Thank you Diane... I am glad you enjoyed the virtual tour!

  16. Schatzi 02/16/2017

    Love the color and texture contrasts in the second picture. Your orchid pic is one of my favorite Paphs.

    1. Dvngardener 02/18/2017

      Thank you Shirley! I love orchids and they are all starting to come into their own right now!

  17. tennisluv 02/16/2017

    Lily, thank you for the photos you took of the gardens over the past two days. Between the garden art/sculptures and the lovely plantings, it is truly impossible to pick a favorite. This is a garden that should be saved into perpetuity so that we and future generations can meander thru it and enjoy the glory that was create by the current gardeners and what nature permits us to do. Thanks again for sharing.

    1. Dvngardener 02/18/2017

      I am glad you enjoyed it Sonya!

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    Linda on Whidbey 02/17/2017

    Hi Lily, sorry for this late post but I just got a chance to look at your beautiful photos and am so
    impressed by this garden. We live on the opposite side of the country but visit our son in Montreal so this will definitely be a side trip. What amazing sculptures. Did they purchase these or is one of the owners the artist? They've done an amazing job pairing art and plantings. I loved Joe's post about enjoying them while listening to Judy Collins. Thanks for this excellent share.

    1. Dvngardener 02/18/2017

      Hello Linda… The owners of the property create all the art between them. The wife comes up with the concept, the husband executes it. It truly is lovely. The gardens are not open every day, so I'm going to give you the website so that you can see when the open days are in schedule your visit accordingly. www.bedrockgardens.org

  19. linnyg. 02/21/2017

    Lots of comments on the blue piece in picture #2 ~ it reminds me of the posturing of a peacock, so I "see" a bird!
    BTW, where my folks lived in Lacey, WA (Panorama City) there are many Chihuly pieces inside and out at the retirement center. He has a relative living there I think. Anyway, I can only think that these pieces would be at risk in our Colorado hail storms. There is something breath-taking about the way sculpture and living plants are composed to 'write' a new opus in gardening....

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