28,000 Tulips

Azaleas and quince are in bloom. Rhododendrons are just about to open and  lady slippers are just peaking their heads up. And oh yes, the tulips, all 28,000 of them. 


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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Free admission to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine is available Memorial Day. If you can catch a few hours in between the raindrops make sure to head on down.

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Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, 28,000 Tulips

Meandering paths, lily pond, garden sculpture, and a ocean side view make for a fantastic day in the great outdoors.

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Not to mention the gorgeous waterfall in the rhododendron garden.


Waterfall at the rododendron garden

Waterfall at the rododendron garden

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Some areas are handicap accessible and all are service by a shuttle so everyone can enjoy the gardens.


Check out  the show at Carver Hill Gallery in Rockland. Husband and wife team Patricia Wheeler and J. Fred Woell offer an engaging show. Patricia’s mixed media paintings tell a story in layers. Here colors and textures are unique and engaging. J. Fred Woell’s assemblages are created in response to a world  obsessed with consumption and the problems it leaves behind. (One of my favorite subjects and mediums.) The show is up until Wednesday the 28th.

Coming up this weekend is the “Garden Party” at Saturday Cove. Garden inspirations, cottage furnishings, vintage finds, and chic apparel.



Karen Olson

About Karen Olson

Karen Olson is a photographer, writer, and artist working in metal. Her blogs offer a global perspective, a celebration of art and culture. She 'lives like a tourist' in Midcoast Maine where she makes her home and finds inspiration for art and life in her travels. Follow her creative passion with Renuko Style at renukostyle.com and Coastal Collage, a Bangor Daily News Blog at coastalcollage.bangordailynews.com Karen's photography portfolio can be found at seeingartineverydaylife.com