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Sissy's House and Gardening


By wells


Every Fall in Southern Vermont, we have an open Studio Day.

This year I visited Sissy’s house. Sissy was in charge of the cooking at the Dorset Inn, Dorset, Vermont. She moved on and back to her own house and still cooks breakfest and lunch, all in Middleton Springs, Vermont. It is biker’s paradise. Her gardens are sprawling stone wall enclosures, filled with unusual plant combinations.

A beautiful old house held by the same family for generations.

Sissy’s Dog

Curly Willow tree—good accent note garden in back of barn.

Hinoki Grass? and Pink Anemone


Japanese Fern and Variegated ? Hosta?

Pure Fun

There was a whole plot of just this color Zinnia. Stunning

The tent, filling with more leaves.

The background for Halloween, Red lentils— Rings


Nance Dean, showing her rings.

The road to Middleton Springs, Vermont.

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beautiful place!!!

14 Oct, 2013


Lovely house and gardens in a wonderful setting ...
and super dog too !

14 Oct, 2013


What a gorgeous place. I like the combination of the Anemone and Hakonechloa :)
Lots of fun to be had running around those gardens I'll bet!

14 Oct, 2013


Beautiful place.

14 Oct, 2013


Wonderful leaf colours - more please!

14 Oct, 2013


So attractive even more so with the autumn colours, lovely photo's Wells......

15 Oct, 2013


Stunning house and garden Wells, I'd love a visit to there. What a statement tree in front with the steps leading up, it's beautiful.....yes Japanese grass...I have one of these and I think it's cyclamen coume with the fern. Gorgeous pics too!

8 Dec, 2013


Could be, but I have a pulmonaria with exactly that colouration. The leaves do come to more of a point though. Wait and see what it does in the spring.

8 Dec, 2013


I missed the question re the plant beside the Japanese painted fern. My guess is Brunnera - a variegated variety similar to Jack Frost.

8 Dec, 2013


Sorry Stera.....think Scottish is right!

11 Dec, 2013


So do I - Had forgotten that one.

12 Dec, 2013


what a wonderful view.. ! very beautiful ,Wells..X

19 Mar, 2015

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