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Turkey Tracks: Gardens in the Watershed: The Ames Garden

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Turkey Tracks:  August 12, 2013

Gardens in the Watershed:  The Ames Garden

I promised you a tour of the St. Georges River Land Trust annual garden tour and left you hanging when the kiddos came.  The second garden Giovanna McCarthy and I toured was the gardens of Eileen and Leonard Ames.

This lovely garden sits across the road from Tina Marriner’s sunflower gardens.  The gardens sit beneath tall trees and are primarily  shade gardens–but are dappled with patches of sunshine.

Eileen Ames writes that she and Leonard started the garden in 2000 and spent many hours clearing the land of damaged trees and stumps.  There are numerous whimsical and engaging garden fixtures mixed into the nooks and crannies of the garden.

Here’s a pretty fellow:

Ames 1

There were so many small, lovely moments–like finding this small stepping stone enbedded in the rock path.

Ames 2

I loved this idea of putting a solar lamp in a planter and wish I could see what it looks like at night.

Ames 3

This fellow moves in the slightest breeze–and catches your eye over and over.

Ames 4

The drive invites entry, don’t you think?

Written by louisaenright

August 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm

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  1. Lovely

    Susan Heath

    August 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm


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