A Visit to Bear’s Den
There’s nothing more fun than touring a beautiful garden that gets you to dreaming. The Incredible Edible Milbridge group sponsored a garden tour at Bear’s Den in Addison, Maine. Geri, our hostess, walked us through her two vast vegetable gardens. Definitely fodder for dreaming! I just have to remember that it took her 30 years to get to this point!
The first of Geri’s two gardens.
I love the climbing trellis made with branches.
Seedlings in a screen topped cold frame.
The second rambling garden with walkways of shaved wood.
Beds side-dressed with rockweed (seaweed).
She has multiple compost piles throughout the gardens.
A few dozen pepper and tomato plants.
The peppers are all wrapped in cut off plastic jugs to protect them from the wind.
This is kiwi growing. In Maine! Apparently they don’t grow very large. She cuts them in half and dries them. She said they taste like candy.
Bet still my heart – lots and lots of garlic mulched in leaves and hay.
Grapes at the far end of the garden. Everything is mulched in seaweek.
Geri said they use 14 pickup truck loads of seaweed each fall – that it’s the only they they really use to ammend the soil.
Rather than individual tomato cages these wood fences will support her tomatoes.
Here and there I found quirky pieces of art.
Every shed, including this chicken coop collects water.
I love the handmade gate on the chicken yard.
This is a drying shed.
Inside trays of nettles are slowly drying.
The area behind the house is full of rock and boulders. The crevices in between hold everything from creepying thyme to pansies and tulips.
I had to share my friend’s hooded bug net shirt – something every Mainer should have in the spring.
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