By: Kim Charles

Dahlia, Salvia 'Purple Rain', Russian sage, Eupatorium

Complete with sweeping views and a garden that focuses on plants in the pink, purple and blue families, highlights of "Pondfield," in York, Maine, are perfectly captured by our dedicated GPOD'er, Lily Jacobi.

"This was the second garden I visited on a cold, gray, rainy garden conservancy open day. The welcome table was within a garage, and we were told to step into the courtyard to see the front of the house, and then walk through the closed gate to the back of the house. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the courtyard at the front of the house and discovered this vibrant display of red and yellow colored flowers popping up against a bright red house.

I was further astounded once I opened the gate and walked into the backyard. My jaw dropped. I stood there and gazed in wonderment and could not stop taking pictures. I was blown away."

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Plants from the front courtyard consist of:
Lantana 'Dallas Red', Rudebeckia 'Goldsturm', Rudebeckia 'Denver Daisy', Heliopsis 'Summer Nights', Heliopsis 'Summer Sun', Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff', Ligularia 'The Rocket'.


Views through the garden gate and into the backyard.

This entire property is a collaboration between the homeowner and Landscape and Garden Designer Jackie Nooney; who has quite the eye if you ask me!  Apparently, this talent seems to run in the family.  Her sister Jill Nooney and her husband own and also designed Bedrock Gardens in Lee, New Hampshire. Another fine garden previously featured on this page.

This view looks over Barrel Pond and the York River beyond.


I have never seen a garden so thoughtfully composed with regard to color. Everything flowed together. It was a garden designer's dream.  I really was blown away, and I used to do this for a living!

Agastache 'Kudos Ambrosia', Gomphrena, Heliotropium, Agastache 'Blue Fortune'


Hibiscus 'Kopper King', Gomphrena, Salvia, Butterfly bush


A view of the Wiggly Bridge and the York River

Gomphrena 'Fireworks', which really popped out at me as I had never seen it before.


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