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Pleasant Springs Farm
Summer 2015

Dear Friends,

Summer is here in full swing, but it’s different this year. There has been plenty of rain  For awhile, my garden felt like it died and went to Seattle.  But the past few days have seen heavy storms and they are no fun for any tender petunia.  Last night I was looking out my window, watching the storm, when the top of a tall black walnut spun off its trunk and flew right toward my face!  It dropped before it reached me, but it was a scary moment. We had very heavy rain and high winds; today Patrick Musser, tree man superb, came and cleaned up.

I was afraid to go outside to my garden this morning for fear of what I would see.  Amazed, I stared at the scene pictured.  The Stargazer lily looked like it had just enjoyed a cooling shower! Each petunia petal was washed and clean. Even the red honeysuckle vine was still climbing the newly repaired pergola!

The only plants that were harmed were two tomatoes, “Mortgage Lifter” and “Black Cherry!”  They had been ensconced in their tomato cages safely, I thought.  But the strong wind blew them over, cage and all.  I hope they will recover. “Big Boy,” “Purple Splendor,” “Camola,” Paul Robeson,” and “Big Rainbow” were untouched.

Thirty years ago, I planted a garden.  The first thing to go in was the Stargazer Lily. It is a wonder.  Step inside my picket fence, and you will sense a lovely, haunting fragrance. The entire garden is perfumed.  And it’s easy on the eyes, too.

What can be more charming than a garden in June? Even (or maybe especially) after a heavy storm.

Come see us! Plenty of vacancies in July and August.


Peg Coleman

Josephine wants to be your friend.

Meeting the hens.
Inspected and Approved by the Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association

Photo by Jean Phillips

Step back in time to a log cabin built in 1768, utterly secluded yet 28 miles from the Nation's Capitol, near Sugarloaf Mountain, the C&O Canal, several golf courses, parks, MARC commuter train and good restaurants, including the reknowned VOLT and the Comus Inn.

Pleasant Springs Farm is the only inn in the Agricultural Reserve!

Our eighteenth century log cabin, lovingly restored, is entirely yours for the night. Perfect honeymoon cottage or romantic getaway. Also a beautiful site for family reunions and for nature lovers. Farm products include wool yarn, soap, shepherd's whimsies, and more!

Blue Ribbon Award in Historic Resources, American Institute of Architects, November 17, 2000, presented to Richard Chenoweth and Mark Broyles, AIA, for the restoration of our cabin.
Featured on cable TV, "Old Homes Restored," January, 2002, and Girls Life Magazine, December 2001 issue. Also seen in Country Homes, Country Gardens, fall 1997; and in Washington Post, Nov. 10, 1999.
The porch with less activity — a peaceful, inviting place to begin your stay, look at the gardens, and to experience the colors, the smells, and the butterflies.

Your hosts, Jim and Peg Coleman.

Read about us in Peat O'Neil's blog!
Click on http://peatwalk.blogspot.com
and enjoy!


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