It would take several adults holding hands (maybe five...maybe more?) to encircle just one of these impressive maples.
Here's what the homeowners/gardeners said about their property:
"...Our garden was inspired by towering pines, 200-year old maples, a seven-foot old barn foundation, and stone walls surrounding our 230-year old colonial house. By working with the existing trees and walls, we have created a garden that extends the eye from our perennial beds across a thirty-acre field to a far-away ridge line...One of the interesting features of this garden is the ability to view it from above and look directly down into one of the larger borders...Our desire is to create a garden that is both deeply personal and historically integrated and leaves the visitor feeling peaceful and uplifted."
Just to the side of the house is a fine deck accented by nicely chosen potted plants.
The expansive lawn behind the house is edged with perennial borders. Apparently, what appears to be a rock wall bordering the outer bed, is actually an old barn foundation.
I then wandered through the garden and up an incline to view the garden from atop the wall. So lovely!
Gorgeous textures and colors, including the lichen on the granite stones of the wall.
I love the vine-covered pergola around the home.
The homeowners/gardeners were so welcoming at this stop on the tour! On the patio below the pergola, the lady of the house had placed a lovely arrangement of flowers in a pitcher and a plate of cookies. She even provided the recipe and blank paper and pencils to copy it down. They must've been very tasty, because there were only crumbs left when I got there.
One more stop on the tour. Come back tomorrow, because I saved my favorite for last!