Asticou Azalea Garden
Steve planned a day on the coast for us when we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. We took a short cruise to Egg Rock Light House to see wildlife (seal pups…so sweet) and then went to Asticou Azalea Garden. The garden was in full bloom and stunningly beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. It was inspiring. I have a half acre of former market garden space to turn into a perennial garden. We can’t do anything like the azalea garden but it gave me ideas. (We started the day out with a Lobster trip to Egg Rock Light to see wildlife.)
These are a few of the photos I took. Enjoy! Oh! And if you have a suggestion for online perennial garden design courses, please share. I want to create a garden with drastically varying heights so shrubs and a dwarf tree or two are in the mix as well as bulbs, perennials that die back for the winter, food-bearing plants and garden art. I’m sure there will be a family of gnomes and a handful of fairies living in the garden.
Tour The Garden
If you look closely you can see the tall cement steps that allow you to cross the stream without getting wet.
Something like 95% of the world’s supply of wild blueberries are grown in Washington County, Maine. This is a wild low bush blueberry plant. They’re used to line some of the paths in Asticou Azalea Garden.