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READER PHOTOS! Barbara’s visit to the CMBG

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Barbara Harms

A couple of weeks ago, when I was sick and bombarding you all with photos of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barbara Harms sent in these photos to add to the mix. I’m just now getting to them, and I have to say, how did I miss these things when I was there?? OK, it could have been the lightning bolts I was dodging.

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Barbara Harms

But anyway, Barbara says, “The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are truly a delight. Lots of whimsy and creativity to enjoy. These are shots I took on a visit there in 2010. Living in Houston, Texas, I really enjoyed the cool coastal early fall day in Maine.”

I’m going back up to Maine this fall, so I will be sure to search for these fun sights when I’m in the garden again–thanks, Barbara!

Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Barbara Harms

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    meander_michaele 08/10/2012

    These pictures are perfect examples of why public gardens are so special and add so much to the world of gardening. Without a doubt, the "organic" lady and her companion pet are a sight to behold. Anyone have any idea what plant material she is draped in? Some kind of moss?

  2. tractor1 08/10/2012

    Fantastic creations, all wonderful. Those boulder beasts with their fountain blowholes are spectacular. And Jolly Green with Green Kitty look very happy. Amaze Me Lawn is great. Michelle, I'm so glad you remembered these, thank you.

  3. pattyspencer 08/10/2012

    Love the 2nd and 3rd photos! #1 - a cross between a bad hair day and creepy (MHO)

  4. Parb 08/10/2012

    I, too, would like to know what the plant is that is used on the woman. I love the way they have trimmed it to look like she is wearing a shawl draped around her shoulders. And adding the other hand with kitty treats is also very clever and natural.

  5. GreenGrowler 08/10/2012

    OMG I just read the last few posts from yesterday about LIBRARY reading and laughed like an idiot! My coworkers think I'm looney! Move to today, LOVE the scroll labryinth - that will go on my "dream garden" wish list...

    Sheila, your garden tour starts Sat, 8/18? How can I purchase a ticket/get directions? Looking forward to touring your gardens and meeting you in person!

  6. thegardenlady 08/10/2012

    Those 'boulder beasts' are actually whales, spouting; they can even do short little spouts and then bigger ones. Imagine whales spouting just off the Maine Coast. Sorry, I have no idea of what the plants on the woman and cat are. maybe Michelle can figure that out on her next visit.

  7. tractor1 08/10/2012

    I dug this boulder out of my lawn in 2006, maybe if I relocate and position it I can use it for a boulder beast too. The darn thing weighs about a ton, my tractor's front loader strained to lift it. But I didn't waste the crater it left, I used it to plant a Redbud Forest Pansey.

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