So Creative

We are fortunate to have a few good nurseries here in the southwestern part of Rhode Island. One of them is particularly inspiring. I visit  often – sometimes to buy plants and often just for the visual stimulation (read: plant porn) and ideas.

The  top photo is an example of how beautiful edibles and ornamentals can be when they are planted in an elegant (and expensive) container.

Speaking of containers, how do you like this rusty old bed, turned into a lovely vignette?

Here’s a closer view, showing the “river” leading to the tiny cabin. Lots of sea glass in the river, and tiny conifers lining the bank.

I always like to check out what’s happening with the green roof on one of the sheds. Most of the alpines aren’t in flower yet, except for the sea pinks in the upper right corner. We haven’t had more than a few hours of sun in the past couple of weeks. Maybe they are as depressed by all the rain  as the rest of us.

Finally, at the main entrance to the nursery, there are two enormous terra cotta pots displaying mainly conifers – a stunning effect. I wouldn’t want to have to haul those pots inside for the winter, though…


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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5 Responses to So Creative

  1. HerbDoc says:

    Ah! One of my favorite spots for inspiration. Did you see the gorgeous
    table and chair set crafted from driftwood and that shed with the tall conical roof? I want both!!


    • dirtynailz says:

      I know – the furniture is amazing. and good score on the urn at Job Lot.
      Oh to be rich and be able to buy whatever you want!


  2. HerbDoc says:

    Also…that beautiful urn that is shown in the first photo has a fiberglas replica that is available at local Job Lots for $35. I have been searching for one for years and found them in the $100 range…too rich for my blood…and was very excied to find one in JL in the spring.


  3. cj wright says:

    I’m in love with the old bed planter! I can definitely see one in my yard.


    • dirtynailz says:

      Funky isn’t it? I would never have thought of that. Actually it might even be an old crib, which is even cooler. It’s quite small for an adult.


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