Southeastern Flower Show
I have been waiting for this for a long time. The Southeastern Flower Show is a feast for the eyes and for the senses of the garden enthusiast. Landscapers create garden layouts that pique your imagination.
I love seeing the practical, the beautiful and the whimsical. Not only that, but there’s a section where local antique stores display their collections of artwork, books, ornamentals and furniture – there was so much that stirred the heart!
This year, Dearest accompanied me – I was thrilled! He and I love to get into the garden together and work, so seeing for himself the wonderful garden displays was quite a treat! He also enjoyed some of the wares displayed in the Market Place.
The first thing we saw was this amazing greenhouse made of old windows – we’ve been looking at this idea for a very long time! I have been Pinning ideas – hoping and planning for the day when I could have one of my own.
Tea in the garden?! Yes, please! I loved this little garden inspired by Karen Faulkner’s, Landscape Designer, trip to England. She found this lovely antique table and chair in the Atlanta area.
I loved the plant tags Karen created – using teapots and teacups alongside the plant name. The plant on the far right is a miniature Helleboro – Delightsome! There were so many gorgeous flowers creatively used in the gardens. One thing we saw over and over was the use of vegetables and herbs mingled with the flowers.
This little courtyard garden was quite enchanting – loved the antique, patinaed chair.
I loved this garden – there was a Bocce court in the center and the flower pattern was repeated all round with amazing statues at each corner.
In addition to the lovely landscapes and market place, there were marvelous antiques displayed. I was enchanted to see the mix of antiques, painted furniture and many of the chairs redone with drop cloth! Wonder who followed who?
Not only was I able to enjoy the lovely gardens, shopping and antiques, I had the opportunity to listen to amazing speakers. One was one of my favorite gardeners and author, P. Allen Smith. I wish my pictures were better, he was on the move the whole time he talked!
I did purchase some lovely flowers, peonies, dahlias, daylilies and such. I will share with you soon what I chose. Now, it’s time to sit back, enjoy a lovely cup of tea in my own garden and to make my gardening plans now that I am so inspired! Spring is just hours away!