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My Favorite Flower

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Right now blooming in the front and back gardens – irises, my favorite flower....

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The garden is ready and waiting…

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Amy and Mark spent a lot of time this past weekend getting the garden and patio ready for guests and all their hard work paid off.  Pots are ready to be planted later in May, some perennials are blooming in the garden beds and the patio is decked out with lights, candles and all the decorations that make this a spectacular outside room.  Out front, Amy painted the urns that greet visitors when they arrive and soon will be planting flowers in them to add a pop of color.  I love this time of year when everything is growing and greening – now I am just waiting for you!...

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An Inside Day

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Mark, Amy and I have been working outside in the garden to get everything ready for the busy season but today is looking like an inside day.  The rain is falling, skies and gray and, unfortunately, I hear wind is forcasted for later today and lasting through the weekend.  I am not a fan of wind.  Well I will make the best of it and curl up on my cozy blanket and take a long morning nap.  I heard something about bread baking this afternoon so maybe I can help with that.  Here’s to a cozy, dry, unwindy weekend for all of you....

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Our Window Garden

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

During the warm months, we have a wonderful garden at the Benjamin F. Packard House. I love laying under the rhododendren bush and watching the butterflies and hummingbirds frolick among the flowers. The garden was put to bed many months ago, but Amy did bring in a couple plants indside and they are flourishing in the kitchen window....

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Fall Chores at the B&B

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The fall chores are piling up – just look at those leaves ...

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Summer in Maine

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

I’ve been lazy, hanging out in the garden and napping away my days in the sunshine. That’s how life is here in Maine, especially in the summer. We move at a slower pace – take time to enjoy “the way life should be”. Yes, I have responsibilities -greeting guests, giving just the right amount of attention and helping with breakfast and tea clean up – but somedays I pretend I am the one on vacation and take the time to just soak up my surroundings and relax at this beautiful, peaceful Bed and Breakfast that I call home....

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House & Garden Tour

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Bath is a buzz with excitement over this coming Saturday’s House Tour of Achitectural Gems and Hidden Gardens organized by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. This is the 9th annual tour and is sponosored by Bath Savings Institution and Down East Magazine. New this year is the Honorary Chair – Steve Thomas, award winning televsion star and former host of This Old House. Mr. Thomas will be giving a lecture at 8:30 a.m. before the start of the 10:30 a.m. tour. The tour always features great Bath homes and gardens with interesting achitectural details and lovely plantings/flowers. The homeowners work hard to have their properties in top shape (I know since we were on the tour 2 times, once for the house and the other time for the garden!) and local businesses work with the homeowners on staging and setting the perfect scene. There are lots of extras this year with the tour – “Stay, Play and Dine” packages, box lunches and much more. Check out SPI’s website, get all the details and purchase your tickets. Don’t forget to book with us if you are going to spend the weekend!...

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Finally Done!

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

I didn’t think she would ever finish but Amy finally finished the front garden and urns today and, if I do say, she did a fine job. Check out all her hard work!...

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Number 3 – What Wonderful People!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Sorry for the delay in keeping up with my blog and the list of the Top 5 Reasons to Stay at a B&B, especially ours. I was a bit distracted waiting for an addition to the family – Amy and Mark’s great nephew (my cousin) was born yesterday so now I can get back to my job – sleeping in the sun, blogging and greeting guests.
So the 3rd best reason to stay at a B&B – the people!!! Our guests come from all over the United States and the world, bringing a variety of experiences, languages and vacation ideas with them and this all comes together in the dining room at breakfast. Talking with each other, sharing plans and adventures that each has had while visiting Bath and midcoast Maine shapes each guests stay into a unique experience. Guests often find out that this is a very small world we live in. I remember we had one couple visiting from Germany and also a family staying with us from New York. While everyone was at breakfast and talking they discovered that the gentleman from New York had recently given a lecture at the law firm where the woman worked in Germany! Or the time the couple showed up from Essex, England and were staying 2 nights. The next night a couple comes to the door looking for a room also from Essex, England. Seated together the next morning for breakfast they discover they only lived about 20 minutes apart! I also enjoy when guests come back from a day out exploring the sights and share all their stories with each other over afternoon tea on the patio. I get to hear about what they did, how cold they think the ocean is even in the middle of the summer and where they found the best lobster. And lastly, it is not just the wonderful guests here at the Packard House but also the wonderful dog!...

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Black Eyed Susans

Friday, September 3rd, 2010



It has been hot and dry in Maine but the Black Eyed Susans are taking over the garden and thriving despite the heat. Amy has them planted in all of her gardens and loves using them for cut flowers on the dining room tables, in the guests’ room bouquets and in vases in the common rooms. It is a fitting tribute to her grandmother, Nana, who, I am told, always had a bouquet of Black Eyed Susans on her kitchen table during the summer months....

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