Back in June 2014, I added Rhode Island to my 'visited states' list.The entirety of Rhode Island is not much larger than Napa County , and in spite of its tiny size still features 400 miles of coastline by virtue of the tentacles of land reaching into the Atlantic. Friends who live in New England annually make the pilgrimage to Farmers Daughter Nursery in Kinsgton RI and always include a meal at Matunuck Oyster Bar. Seared scallops and a cold local beer for lunch-nothing better ! After looking at photos of both plants and food for a few years I finally got to join in. If you find yourself in that area I enthusiastically recommend a visit to both of these local businesses, they are both first rate.
The sales cottage.
The plants went on and on. I wish I'd taken a few more photos in the plant sales area, but I was anxious to visit the display gardens.
Better looking than the average porta-potty.
Container arrangements were positioned in strategic locations around the nursery.
Lets meander over to the display gardens. The garden runs the length of the nursery and is mature with a pleasing interplay of texture and colors. Not the ideal time of day for photos, but I made do as best I could. Thank you Lightroom !
This long view displays the nice design dynamic. There was no one else in the garden when I strolled though , adding to my enjoyment.
Very modest and restrained use of sculpture .
I'll close with one of my favorite succulent containers.