Friday, November 19, 2010

White Flower Farm

To start our garden at the new house, we took a trip to White Flower Farm in Litchfield, CT. It was a cold windy day so I didn't tour the 5 acres of gardens open to the public. I focused on the sale items and bulbs.

Here is the house at the farm.



There were lots of wagons waiting for shoppers. It would have been easy to fill several wagons with good stuff!

This bench looks like a nice place to sit and contemplate things.

There were several areas with shrubs, bulbs and pots for sale. It was hard to set limits, but I knew I couldn't buy more than I could plant before winter.

Here is a hydrangea that was still in bloom.

I bought two hydrangeas, two peonies, two astilbes, three hostas, and lots of bulbs. It has been a real push to get it all planted. I finished a few days ago. Many days I had to forego planting to rake leaves.

After shopping we drove slowly through Litchfield. It was full of lovely houses, nice fences and an interesting downtown.

5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Your photos are all beautiful. I can not wait ti see your garden in bloom.

Pondside said...

Isn't it a treat to visit a good nursery? I'm glad to read that you got all your planting done. That's always the challenge, and my eyes are always waaaay bigger than the amount of time I have for planting!

GardenofDaisies said...

Nice to see this. We have ordered plants from them.

Deanna said...

That looks like a lovely place to go. We have been working on some flower garden spaces but, alas, must wait til spring now to plant. Oh well - something to look forward to.

joanie said...

Nancy -- have missed your posts and hope all is well with you and yours.