Sunday, June 24, 2012

The SummerKeys Garden

Garden chair...filled with Wooly Thyme, Nasturtiums and beach rocks.

The Corner Kitchen Garden.
This space gets filled salmon and white Impatiens every year. I tuck about 150 of them in and around the different variety of large Hosta, Fern, Astilble and Iris. It is bordered with driftwood found on the nearby beaches of Passamaquoddy. If the flowers planted are arranged like a painting, the edging is like the frame..they must sing together.


 The advantages of existing in the SummerKeys garden are many, one being that music flows through the garden at its own pace. The church bells ring at noon and again at 6 p.m....the fog horn calls out often too, as do the family of Crows. A day spent in that garden with changing shadows and golden light cast and filtered through fog is a wonderful day indeed.

View from the SummerKeys Garden looking out over Popes Folly. Of the many Islands beyond lies Eastport, Me. and Campobello, N.B. I watch the eagles fly about the nests on Popes Folly...they ride the air currents and hunt for peaceful here.
 Art openings, art to be done, deadlines. The gardens to be tended and planted. A busy and productive time. The art and the gardens are feeding off of one another this year. It is hard sometimes to change head-space when the other needs to be done.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Shanna...that garden is one of the many hidden treasures in Lubec.

  2. Sherry your beautiful gardens,prose,and views are perfectly lovely.Your sanctuary and mine arer so similar and the natural surroundings,making gardens,and nature's music are what feed my soul..