Today Sarah and I went to Peterborough, New Hampshire to see three VERY nice gardens (all arranged by Gordon, thank you!) Each garden was different from the next, but all were very inspiring. I felt like I was in England again, just by going around looking at great gardens, designs, and plants! All the gardens showed signs of English (and even specifically Hidcote) influences in the structures, planting schemes, and plant material. I was very impressed by how green the gardens were with all the evergreen and conifer plants.
Juniper Hill Farm is Joe Valentine's garden in Francestown, New Hampshire and it is truly a wonderful garden. (Please check out his blog too! http://www.juniperhillfarmnh.com/) Joe spent an hour or so walking Sarah and I around his beautiful garden and property. I was so impressed by his evergreen planting scheme and plant collection, this garden has some great bones! I was also equally impressed with how well the house itself was incorporated into the design as well as the surrounding landscape- oh the wonderful New England forests and fields!
The glorious Aubreita that jumped ship from a pot and now survives happily in the crevice of a rock. This is the very same plant blooming in all the walls in the Cotswolds.
This is a winner of a ground cover Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. ssp. minus
To read more, please see Joe's blog where he has already posted about this terrific plant!
Rock wall covered in evergreens. Joe has an amazing collection of Japanese Maples, which must be glorious leafed out.
Amazing colors! This is where Joe puts his succulent collection in the summer months.
Blue spruce with Alcamilla alipina