Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's a Garden Party!

Here at Stonewall Kitchen horticultural has always been an integral design element for Jonathan and Jim. When laying out plans for our headquarters in York, Maine the gardens were integrated front and center on the property. And now we all get to enjoy the benefits of such beautiful gardens each year!

A section of the front gardens

Art in the Garden

Flower Garden

Each year a new summer garden is planned out with gardening mastermind, Jacquelyn Nooney of Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape, Inc. This year is an especially special horticultural presentation, in celebration of our
20th Anniversary, the Stonewall Kitchen garden theme: From the Garden to the Kitchen represents a collaboration between Jonathan and Jim, Jacquelyn Nooney and art curator, Mary Harding of the George Marshall Store Gallery in York.  

Colors and texture variety. Do you see the beets?

Mary worked with various, New England based artists who presented work ranging from photography pieces, to large abstract murals, detailed oils and sculptures, all representing the theme: From the Garden to the Kitchen. Each piece was photographed and transformed to an outdoor tolerant canvas, and then hung on custom designed wrought-iron picture hangers which were placed throughout Stonewall Kitchen's headquarters' gardens. The gardens were then planted to reflect and compliment the various pieces of artwork.
The George Marshall Store Gallery exhibit of From the Garden to the Kitchen original artwork will be on view July 16-August 21 at:
George Marshall Store Gallery
140 Lindsay Road, York, ME
phone: 207.351.1083
hours: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm & Sunday 1–5pm

Jackie took time yesterday to walk around the gardens with me.  I learned a  lot about choosing plants and utilizing the different colors and textures available not only from your standard annuals, but how to mix in vegetables as well for effect. Jackie planted beets and leeks in the gardens for color and height and added parsley  for texture. I’ll pass along information on the various varieties of plants and some of her ideas for beautiful plantings you can replicate at home in the  next garden post.
A Dahlia for the Bees

But for now, everyone is invited to our Garden Party tomorrow evening, July 14,  from 4 pm - 7 pm at our headquarters in York, Maine.  So if you happen to be in the area come by!  We’ll have live music, refreshments, and we will be giving away sample sized jams and coupons too!  Come enjoy this amazing exhibit of art and garden!
You can view the exhibit brochure here:

Add Leeks to the Mix

Salvia - perfect for flower arrangements

1 comment:

  1. Gardening can be described as an art in which plants are grown for the purpose of creating an impressive landscape. Gardening can take place at a private home, or it can be used at public buildings. This space is called the garden.

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