Here's another barn from a 1990s garden tour of New England. Last week I shared a huge barn/greenhouse/garden just outside Sturbridge, Massachuttes. This week we've moving on to Danielson, Connecticut for a look at Tovah Martin's "toy" farm. If you are a serious gardener, especially in the New England area, you may be familiar with the writings of horticulturalist and plants woman Tovah Martin. She has written many books on gardening, columns for gardening magazines and has a gardening blog. She also worked at two great gardening institutions: Logee's Nursery in Danielson and White Flower Farm in Leitchfield, CT. Their catalogs are my favorites for garden plants. On the day we visited Tovah's garden we walked up this graveled driveway. All around the yard and barn plants grew in wild abandon. This property was about seven acres and Tovah does all the work. She is a dedicated organic gardener.
Finally, as a special treat, Tovah demonstrated a large variety of floral arrangements--all loose and casual and made up from unexpected plants from her garden:
Logee's Nursery and White Flower Farm .
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- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.