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Garden Tour Pictures

Saturday, July 16, 2011, Andrew’s Legacy was part of the NFBBA’s “Summer Event’” which included an Agritourism Garden Tour, Dinner and a Dance. Andrew’s Legacy was a stop on the tour which highlighted area B&B’s, their gardens and local agriculture, viticulture and aquaculture. Our stop included a tour of our gardens, the B&B and a wine tasting from Jamesport Vineyards and a booth from Trimble’s Nurseries. I’m posting a lot of pictures, some of which were taken by Rory MacNish. Special thanks to everyone that lent us a hand.
It was a beautiful summer day  and we were as ready as we would ever be to start receiving guest on the tour.
Proprietor Mark MacNish and Hostess Elizabeth MacNish stand by the sign announcing the tour in front of the driveway.
Liz greeted the guests and checked tickets at the front.
First stop was the refreshment center homemade ice tea, herbal ice tea and lemonade was served with watermelon, homemade brownies and pound cake. Guests were assisted by friends Lori and Marion.
The booth provided by Trimbles allowed guests to purchase many of the plants they saw in the gardens. The booth was manned by Peter Gundersen. Special thanks to Anne Trimble and Nancy Leskody of Trimbles.
Jamesport Vineyards provided tastings of their most excellent wines. Special thanks to Ron Goerler  of Jamesport Vineyards who poured.
Guests enjoyed wine and refreshements as they toured the gardens.
A view of the herb garden contained by it’s Dwarf English Boxwood hedge.
The back of the cutting and vegetable garden.
The 1953 International Harvester Pick-up Truck filled with Imaptiens.
Nicotiana and Verbena Bonariensis are interplanted amongst the Lilies to provide continuous bloom throughout the summer.
Benary’s hybrid Zinnias allowed me to plant and pick just the colors I wanted.
Our new chicken coop is elevated to give the chickens more room and a place to get out of the sun.
Our new shop has a lean to greenhouse on one side, and a lean to shed for garden tool storage on the other. This is where herbs and flowers are dried and projects are worked on.
After a busy winter/spring our greenhouse takes a relaxing summer break. An antique lace coverlet shades plants from the burning summer sun.
A terrarium of carnivorous plants thrive in the summer greenhouse and do their best to keep down the bug population.
A small chicken pen on the side of the shed houses White Japanese Bantams. They are only 3 months old, but fully grown. Here a rooster and a hen pose for pictures, they are only slightly larger than a persons hand.
This is a new garden only planted this year. It is in a raised bed with a trellis and when mature antique climbing roses will go up the trellis.
The table on the brick patio on the side of the house is set for a seafood dinner.
The east side entrance has a mahogony deck that has a collection of terra cotta pots filled with exotic plants to create a container garden.
Stargazer Lilies dominate the front perennial garden.
Hybrid Daylilies around the house tend towards shades of lavender and pink instead of the more common orange. Shown here is “Prarie Blue Eyes”
The deep shade garden on the east side of the house can be viewed from the porch. Rex begonias, ferns and moss amongst other shade loving plants populate this garden.
A detail of a moss pot in the deep shade garden.
This is the area of the porch that guests can enjoy the view of the deep shade garden and a cool breeze that rolls of the water to the south.
Another view of the porch
And after a long stroll in the garden, wouldn’t it be nice to take a quick nap on the hammock?

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