United States, Maine, Hancock County, Ben Harbor, Salisbury Cove
Crow's Nest (Salisbury Cove, Maine)
Established in 1986 on seven acres, Crow's Nest was originally part of a larger property. An example of a classic do-it-yourself project, the garden's soil was hand shoveled and amended by the property's current owners on land which had previously lost its topsoil. The property now features a number of garden beds, trees, shrubs and rockwork hand built by the owners.
The waterfront property includes meadows, woodlands, lawns, and informal gardens. Dahlias, lilies, peonies, and irises are planted throughout the gardens, most of which are bordered with granite rockwork. The gardens include various raised beds, a perennial garden bordered by a flowering crabapple and rose hedge, a cutting garden, a moss garden, and naturalized plantings. In addition to the house, structures include a barn and a garden shed. With the exception of several deer-tolerant beds, the gardens are protected by wire deer fencing.
Persons associated with the garden include Mary Louise Jenkins (former owner, 1927-1977) and Mary Ratner (former owner, 1977-1984).
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