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Turkey Tracks: Gardens in the Watershed: Garden of Linda and John Shepard

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Turkey Tracks:  August 14, 2013

Gardens in the Watershed:  Garden of LInda and John Shepard

The Shepard garden is spectacular–bursting with colorful beds, smooth green lawn paths, fruit trees, and vegetable gardens.  The fields leading to the garden are filled with wildflowers–which have been spectacular this summer.

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Also important is the fact that Linda Shepard is a quilter with an established body of very fine work and a studio to showcase it.  You can just see Giovanna inside Linda’s studio.

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Linda’s quilts are featured and sold on her web site–and I encourage you to go there and take a look at her interesting, inventive body of work:  www.linda-shepard.com.

Meanwhile, here are a few of her quilts–though my pictures of them are not great:

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And one of my very favorites, a happy pig:

Honarable mention

Linda and John started their garden in 1984–at which time the backyard was overgrown and wild except for four old apple trees.  Artist LInda likes “the relaxed informality of country gardens” which includes contrasting heights and rampant color.  Here are some views:

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And this pic of a very pink hydrangea!

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This garden is such a gift of beauty–it feels like the essence of summer with its riot of color, its buzzing bees, and its well-tended vegetables.

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  1. Looking at these pictures is like taking a mental vacation!

    Susan Heaath

    August 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm


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