Tag Archives: Maine gardens

Squash blossoms for the everyday table

Female squash blossoms

It was late summer, 1979. My husband and I were just getting started with our house painting business in Connecticut. We landed a three story home owned by a very hospitable older Italian woman. She kindly asked us to have lunch in the garden with her. I was impressed by the garden, so beautiful and […]

Mary Trotochaud open house and garden tour

Stoneware birdbath and bird feeder by Mary Trotochaud

Everyday Pottery is the work of Mary Trotochaud.  She forms functional stoneware pottery on the wheel, created for everyday use. “Every day I look out my studio windows to the colors of Maine. The blue of the summer and winter skies, the green of the deep woods and the riot of colors of flower beds […]

Return to paradise

Return to Paradise9

I had already visited Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens this year to view the tulips, but now I wanted to share that experience with my husband. He has a new found appreciation for flowers, so off we went! The lily pond was in full bloom, reflection from the trees made for a most beautiful scene. Shaded […]