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…