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