This post is picture intensive, but light on wording…so enjoy! I’ve been traveling a good bit this summer, so I’m sharing some pics from one of those trips. This post has something in it for everyone…gardening, a tablescape and even an historic home tour!
How many of you gardeners out there have heard of Park Seed? Yep, I see all those heads nodding! If you garden, you know Park Seed. Did you know they also own Wayside Gardens and recently purchased Jackson and Perkins? I didn’t know this until a few weekends ago when I visited Greenwood, SC with a friend, for a huge Festival of Flowers. Park Seed is located in Greenwood and opens up their gates for tours during this event.
Before we head into Park Seed, take a look at this “flower bed” that was out on one of the main roads through Greenwood.
This is truly a flower bed, if I ever saw one! 😉
Ok, let’s go check out Park Seed…
I didn’t take a lot of pics because it was 180 degrees outside this day!
The humidity was 150%. Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration…but only a slight one. If you glance back two photos up, you’ll see a lady using an umbrella. I did, too. It’s the only time in my life I’ve carried an umbrella when it wasn’t raining! The heat was brutal.
Last pic for Park Seed…now let’s go on the garden tour!
Love the pond in this home’s backyard. Perfect size for a small yard.
Every garden needs a little whimsy…something that’s absolutely going to make you smile each time you pass by.
Here’s that tablescape I promised…
Simple and perfect for a backyard gathering…
A little romance in the garden with some beautiful statuary…
Love that they included a sweet place to sit and just soak it all in.
Have you ever seen a hydrangea this color of purple? I gasped when I saw it! Unfortunately, the owner didn’t know the name of it.
Another one in the same yard…
These guys look right at home here along the water’s edge.
Look how this dragonfly is sort of camouflaged! You can see right through part of his wings! Does anyone know the name of this little bug? I just managed to get this pic before he flew off. Update: We think he’s a Common Whitetail Male.
A more formal garden…
Historic Home Tour
Now you know I can’t go to a new town without searching out the historic homes! Here’s a little sampling…look at those darling shutters with the cute tree cutout design. I would love to add two more dormers to this house, but it is adorable, as is.
Another cute one…love the swooping design of the roof. I’m sure there’s a “technical” name for that design. 🙂
Another house with the same style roof. Notice how the front screened door mimics the peak of the roof. Love that!
Love the red door and the cute side porch…and look, their magnolia is in bloom!
More beautiful historic homes from my trip…
I think it’s a rule…if you have a huge front porch, you must hang big Boston Ferns in all the openings…love it! I love yellow houses…they are my faves.
I saved this house for last. It looks like it came right out of a fairy tale…There was an old lady who lived in a shoe. 🙂 Doesn’t it have sort of the shoe shape with the left side being the tall part and the right side being the toe part. Or, do I just have an overactive imagination? Click on the pic to enlarge the photo further. The garden is wonderful, too! If this house is this adorable on the outside, can you just imagine what the inside must be like!
Thanks for coming along on my weekend trip to Greenwood! This was my idea of the perfect day…getting to tour amazing gardens and a sidewalk tour of some beautiful historic homes. The day even included a cute garden tablescape.
In the next week or so, I’ll share all the amazing topiaries we saw spread throughout the down-town area. Here are two pics to wet your appetite. Here’s the baby elephant…wait to you see MOM!
Yep, that’s a steering wheel…you’re gonna love the Jeep it’s in! Promise to share the rest of the pics real soon…just too many for this post. Update: Here’s the tour: Beautiful Topiaries from the Festival of Flowers