I promised I’d keep you all posted on the Dye Garden Project, which was undertaken by the North Stonington (Connecticut) Historical Society in conjunction with the North Stonington Garden Club, so here is an update.
Most of the plants I started this spring have been planted, along with a bunch of other plants, like tansy and marigolds. The garden was planted and is being maintained by Laurie Pepin, former proprietess of the doomed Watermark Cafe in North Stonington. She’s also created slate signs with plant information to make the garden more educational.
If you want to see the garden, it will be featured on June 27th, during the Dye House Open House at the Stephen Main Homestead, 1 Wyassup Road, in North Stonington, from noon to 4:00 pm.* There will be dyeing demonstrations, including Indigo Dyeing, Spinning, and weaving of the famous North Stonington Plaid; a homestead tour; and food… clear New England clam chowder and cornbread. I’ll be stopping by, hope to see some of you there!
*Note, if you come in to visit the dye garden, don’t forget that the bridge through the center of town is out, and the only ways into the village are via the intersection of Route 2 and Mystic Road, or coming in from the northwest, via Ryder Road.