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Moss Garden, 2007

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Physical description:
1 folder + 11 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Cranberry Isles
Maine
Cranberry Isles
Moss Garden (Cranberry Isles, Maine)
Date:
2007
2007-2007
Notes:
This three-acre garden has been under development since 1971 and is located on an island near Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine. Deer and a lack of water other than rainfall are but two of the challenges that the garden's owner has had to confront. Most of the garden is within an eight-foot fence. One border outside the fence contains "deer proof" plantings, while the focal point of the site is a vegetable and cutting garden approximately 25 by 50 feet. Although this area is watered, in the remainder of the garden plants must survive without supplemental watering. Unique sculpture, garden ornaments, and ancillary buildings create additional areas of interest amidst the plantings.
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Patricia Corbin, Gardens of Earthly Delight (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1985)
Garden has been featured in "War of the Roses," Downeast (June 1992)
Garden has been featured in Mary Tonetti Dorra, Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens (New York: Clarkson Potter, 1997)
Garden has been featured in "Artist in Residence" in "Country Gardens," Better Homes and Gardens (Fall 2006)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
ME124000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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