Garden Of The Week 2017-2018 Series 12
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Don and Susan Church
Blue Hill, Maine
USA
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"Welcome to Blue Hill Country Garden"


spacerBlue Hill Country Garden is the only AHS Display Garden in the state of Maine and also a display garden for Lilacs, and Dwarf Conifers. Brightly highlighted with cold hardy heathers, rhododendrons, azaleas and unique flowering trees this garden began as a fallow field of 1.5 acres on the 22 acre property. An 8 foot by 2200 foot fence encloses 4 acres which keeps the deer at bay.

spacerMore than a hundred specimens' dwarf and semi dwarf evergreens grace the garden with year round color and substance. Located just a few feet off state road Route #15 yet enclosed within dense cedar hedging making for a hidden garden effect. The garden has continual flowers from May 1st through September, starting with magnolias, azaleas, rhododendrons and lilacs. These start the show and lead well into summer, soon followed by the daylilies and heathers.

spacerThe garden is graced with many places where you may sit, catch your breath, listen to the birds, and enjoy the flowers.

 Don Church

spacerThe garden is the landscaping creation of Don Church whose 40 plus years of horticultural and landscaping experience comes into focus. Don's display garden and daylily hybridizing program have been written about in the Bangor Metro magazine in April 2007. In summer 2008, Better homes and gardens' Perennial Magazine featured Don's daylilies and hybridizing.

spacerThe daylily display portion of the garden is an official American Hemerocallis Society display garden with more than 350 registered cultivars. The collection comprises all types/forms of daylilies. Also, on display are Don's own registered daylilies and selected seedlings in evaluation.

spacerDon has been hybridizing daylilies for 20 years and now has twenty three introductions. His programs are aimed at conquering Maine's harsh climate with robust hardy flowers that perform well in the cold northeast.

Webpage:   Blue Hill Daylilies
Email: Don & Susan Church at don@bluehillcountrygarden.com


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