Spring is the season to enjoy one of the most colorful native flowers in the Berkshires, Eastern Red Columbine. This beautiful delicate flower is in full bloom today at 50 East Road in Alford, Massachusetts.
The gardens of this unique property were designed by the owners of the property and Rebekah Hartman along with Hartland Designs and Walt Cudnohufsky founder of the Conway School of Landscape Design. The extensive gardens that surround the home and its outdoor living spaces provide a constantly changing background of beautiful visions and smells as the broad variety of native plants mature and flower through the seasons.
Aquilegia canadensis, or red columbine, is a native herbaceous perennial plant that grows in both sun and shade on rocky outcrops. The plant can grow from six to 30 inches tall with flowers one – two inches long with yellow petals. These flowers are very popular with butterflies and hummingbirds.
This property and its 35.6± acres is currently listed with LandVest for $3,950,000 located near the center of Alford and is only a 20-minute drive to Tanglewood and other cultural amenities offered in the area.