I recently found out Tricia Rose of Rough Linen
is a finalist in Martha Stewart’s American Made contest, which celebrates small
business owners and their inspiring products. Tricia works with natural
linens, and makes beautiful homespun products from her atelier. I’m a fan of Tricia’s work, and know she
would be grateful for your vote here. Thanks so much!

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Okay, I know you all think I’m obsessed with topiary plants. Well, maybe just a bit! And guess what we did in Maine last week? Visited Snug Harbor Farm in
Kennebunk so I could buy check out their famous “tops.” I behaved…..came home with
only four 🙂
Snug Harbor Farm is more than topiaries,
it is a plantsman’s paradise! In addition
to annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, SHF grows and stocks many hard to find
house plants such as unusual ivies, fancy begonias and topiaries of many
varieties: myrtles, fuchsias, lavender, etc.
I could have spent all day there. The grounds were beautiful and natural. Many charming buildings, barns and sheds dotted the property. There were also exotic birds and chickens. The entire farm had a lovely carefree feel.
 One of many buildings with wonderful home and garden items.
 Produce organically grown at the farm.
 I headed straight for the topiary greenhouses!
 The topiaries are grown in custom hand thrown terra-cotta pots.
 A dovecote.
Glorious old barns, sheds and outbuildings filled with pots, tools and garden items for sale.
 Plants neatly lined up in grassy fields.