September 20, 2010

A Utilitarian Area of Skylands

On a recent visit to Skylands, my home in Maine, I took a camera down to the stable area, which is where the vegetable and cutting gardens are.  Unlike most of the grounds, which are pristine woodlands, this area is a utilitarian space and has been cleared of trees.  Years ago, a kitchen garden was planted there.  After I obtained ownership, that garden was expanded and improved.  I even had a small greenhouse installed.  With cooler temperatures and a shorter growing season, I’m always amazed how well things grow in Skyland’s northern clime.  Please enjoy this little stroll in the garden.

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