We wanted to personally wish you a Merry Christmas! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas day and we wish you an extraordinary and Happy New Year! Thank you all for making Snug Harbor Farm possible.
Join us at Snug Harbor Farm
for our Prelude to the Prelude!
Opening Reception on Friday, December 4th, 5pm-7:30pm.
Join us at SNUG HARBOR FARM for a Prelude to the Prelude and a nibble and a sip while shopping our Pop-Up Prelude Barn Boutique, filled with some of our favorite artisans’ work. An opening reception will be held Friday, December 4th from 5-7:30, where you can meet the artists and shop their unique collections compiled exclusively for SNUG HARBOR FARM. This one of a kind collection of work will be available through 12/13. Shop now while supplies last!
Kate Nelligan Design
Three Sister Supply
Whitten Hill Studio
Sam Lawrence Glass
Odd Inc. Pottery
Farrell & Co. Leathers
We are pretty excited to read the new highlight on Snug Harbor Farm in the August 2015 issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine (excerpt below).
“Take Tony Elliott. His Snug Harbor Farm nursery in Kennebunk is known by serious gardeners and design devotees, but not because he has ever advertised. Snug Harbor is unique partly because it stays open year-round, but mostly because Elliott grows nearly all of his own plants—notably topiary and, more recently, succulents.
Elliott did what one does in Maine: start small and keep moving rocks, actual and virtual, out of the way. Over the course of 25 years, he restored a broken-down 185os farmhouse and various sheds spread over three acres on Western Avenue, the main road that leads from Kennebunk into Kennebunkport. Snug Harbor is now a stylish but unfussy campus, a place where you can easily lose two hours wandering from the inviting shop to one immaculate greenhouse after the other.
Of course, it helps that Elliott is a magnetic character: you see a crowd, and his silver hair is bound to be at the center of it. “Maine is harsh,” he told me. “Brutal winters and luscious summers. But there’s a raw beauty, an honesty to it…and to the people.” Elliott knows about Mainers’ honesty—they are quick to remind him that, despite his years in Kennebunk be’s still a flatlander, someone “from away.” (In his case, the Midwest.) It’s a label he has come to accept. “You will never be part of the family,” he says. ” But their loyalty is immense.”
Reprinted from Travel + Leisure Magazine August 2015
by Heather Smith MacIsaac
Photographs by Andrew Roat
Join us on Saturday, September 12th from 12-2 to learn all about caring for plants in your home. Learn about various house plants and their needs. We will discuss the art of topiaries and learn about pruning and propagating. The workshop is free. Students are welcome to purchase plants and practice principles being discussed. Anthony Elliott will share his vast knowledge with the first twenty people to sign up.
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The Winter Tablescape Workshop will deal with floral design and seasonal offerings mixed back to objects and candles to create a one of a kind personal tableaux.
A fee of $45.00 covers materials, containers and use of tools while we discuss ways of incorporating the natural landscape into your holiday celebrations.
Noon to 2pm Saturday November 14th.
Register online below and call 207-967-2414 to pay via credit card or stop by the Shop and pay via cash or check. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Snug Harbor Farm will be offering centerpieces this Thanksgiving, and throughout the holidays, incorporating the best flowers the season has to offer alongside harvested local material. Minimum order $75.00. Please fill out the form below and one of our talented designers will be in touch soon or call the shop at 207-967-2414 to place your order today. We are taking custom orders through November 17th for delivery prior to Thanksgiving.
Here’s a peek at what we have put together for you!
The sun has actually shown on us a bit between all the bouts of summer rain here at the farm and it has allowed the perennials are really start showing off there best faces. We still have lots of plants in bloom now to fill up any empty spots that have been haunting you in your garden.
It is thriving in the back of my shade garden and is tall enough to stand out back there with it’s long lasting blooms. The flowers are really pretty, white with flecks of pink, and look very delicate against the green broad leaves.
Here is a great view of an established day lily planting. These ones are Hemerocallis ‘Big Bird’, a great lemony yellow and a steady summer bloomer. We have many different heights and colors to choose from at the farm, not just your general tall orange garden variety. They are always a reliable choice and can be established quickly even in an unreliable place like here by the side of the road.
We also still have shrubs and trees galore if you want to take advantage of the all the rain and do some serious planting. The Buddhas are happily watching over these lovely climbing hydrangeas, a great choice for planting on a stone wall.
And here is the ever popular Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’, the loveliest steady blooming large leaf blue variety. If it starts to turn pink on you, try giving it a little acidic fertilizer. Come and get them while they last!
So, I promise to do another posting soon. Feel free to let me know what you want to hear about in the comments. I apologize that it took me so long to get this post together. I need to start making a habit of getting out of the greenhouse for a few minutes every few days and get into the office to post more regularly. It is just so hard to pull myself away!
Just have a look at the size of them already, and this is just in an 8 inch pot!
You can let them hang wild like you see here, or you can transplant them out of the hanging pots we grow them in and easily train them to grow up a trellis or fence. When given some blooming fertilizer regularly, they should bloom all summer in full or even part sun.
This one is Passiflora ‘Purple Haze’. It is a lovely P. caerulea hybrid that has large showy flowers with white and pale purple petals, a dark purple center, and a white and purple corolla.
This one is Passiflora ‘Inspiration’. It is truly stunning with a very large frilly flower with lavender and purple petals, a lavender center, and a white and dark purple corolla.
As if that wasn’t enough, here is one of the few true red passionflowers we have found to be as prolific a bloomer as the purple ones. This Passiflora ‘Lady Margaret’ has large flowers with crimson red petals, a white center, and dark red corona with white tips.