Flemington New Jersey Bed & Breakfast

A May Day Walk in our Garden

by admin


It’s been quite awhile since I last gave a tour of the inns grounds and with a few days some back-breaking work and dipping temperatures, much has changed.  It always amazes me how quickly plants can grow from day to day and so far, I am happy with what I see.  Thank goodness for the recent last few days of rain…it has helped us tremendously, especially because of the dozens of plants that were relocated!  

New Jersey Wedding Garden

Our Boxwood 'Wedding Garden'

This little Wedding Garden has really taken shape this year!  The boxwood has so much amazing new growth and the roses are blooming already.  The lavender and astilbe really got a jump-start with the warm weather we had in March.  We can’t wait for our May brides to see the garden when it blooms in its full glory!

Clematis Vine (MRS. N. THOMPSON var.)

The extra-warm early-Spring days seems to agree with this buddliah…Look at the blooms already and also the peony buds in the background!  

Our front-side sunny Garden...peonies & butterfly bush (Buddleia alternifolia) ready to POP!

Our huge Magnolia Tree bloomed a month early this year, and beneath her is the most diverse shade garden that has really evolved over the past seven years that we have lived here at the inn…I love using the unusual, less-known plants such as the Jack Frost Forget-Me-Not (not in bloom yet) and a variety of viola, heuchera, geranium and painted fern.

Viola labradorica better known as Labrador Violet...and the perfect plant for a shady location and a home with a Labrador Retriever!

Side shade garden with Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’ and Athyrium niponicum 'Pictum', Japanese Painted Fern, Hosta in the background.

 Our front veranda is a perfect vantage point to see the inns shade gardens up-close and personal.  All year round the garden never disappoints and is ever-changing!

Dicentra spectilis and an underplanting of ajuga

A beautiful 'Knockout' Rose in a Sunny side-garden after the morning rain.

Through the side, sunny garden around the back of the inn our birdhouses and bird feeders are host to many  of our feathered inn-guests!  

One of our many 'Miss Kim' lilac bushes

I love using herbs in a sunny bed..here's purple sage showing off in one of our sunny front garden!

Our May Day Garden stroll has come to an end…for now.  We’ll do another as the month progresses along with the Garden.  Do visit us at Main Street Manor Bed & Breakfast this Spring and ask one of the innkeepers for a personalized Garden Tour!  We’de love to share our love of plants and some of our knowledge with you! 

The 'official' greeter, always found at the inns front door!


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