Dinner on the Porch and A Garden Tour

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on yesterday’s post! Posts like that are a little hard for me to write because I can easily feel overwhelmed with emotions when looking back at old photos. I know all you Moms and Dads know what I mean.

Thanks so much for all the well-wishes for Chip and Nancy. As you get older you realize there are so many seasons to life and soon I’ll be moving into another one. I know it will be wonderful and I’m looking forward to it. Grandchildren are truly a blessing!

This week has been crazy busy as I’ve been making decisions about how I’m going to landscape the front yard. I’ve been visiting nurseries, looking at trees, shrubs, flowers and talking with landscape designers to get ideas. I’m looking forward to sharing the additional landscaping that’s coming; fall is going to be a busy time. I’m hoping to get everything in by mid October, maybe even sooner. (If you’re wondering what I’m going to be working on, check out this previous post: A Landscaping “To-Do” List and A Surprise Before and After)

This past Sunday a good friend saved me from another weekend of working in the yard. We headed out to dinner at Greenwood’s on Green Street in Roswell, Georgia. You may remember when I took you there in this previous post: Dining in the Garden at Greenwood’s

Top Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn't Have to Wait for a Table at Greenwood's

I didn’t expect the gardens to be that spectacular since it’s late August but, Wow!  All this rain has kept the garden amazingly lush. As you walk down the sidewalk, you start to get the feeling you’re in for a fun time.

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Greenwood’s is known for their beautiful gardens. These pics were taken with my cell phone so be assured, the gardens are 10 times more beautiful in person.

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The peace sign always makes me smile. Takes me back to highschool in an instant.

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There are some really beautiful planters all throughout the gardens.

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A view from the other end of the walkway in front of the restaurant.

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Beautiful flowers…

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There are lovely patio areas where you can dine.

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Just past the old flower-bed truck is my favorite spot for dining at Greenwood’s. I bet you can guess why! Hint: It’s a word in the title of this blog. πŸ™‚

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Yup, the porch!

Dining on the Porch at Greenwood's on Green Street

We sat here beside the tree that grows right up through the porch. (This pic below is from a previous trip and was better than the one I took this time.)

Dining on the Porch at Greenwood's on Green Street
This was the view from our table. They grow a lot of the veggies they serve right here in their vegetable garden.

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Flowers are mixed all in with the veggies so it’s about the prettiest vegetable garden you’ve ever see.

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Greenwood’s is famous for their homemade pies. They are all made right here in their kitchen. So no matter how full you are, you have to save some room for dessert. We chose Lemon Meringue and Cherry this time. There are lots to choose from.

Cherry Pie at Greenwood's on Green Street Restaurant

Is this insane or what?!  It tastes as good as it looks, too!

Lemon Meringue Pie at Greenwood's on Green Street Restaurant


I’ve been planting in the large lattice planters out front today…will share how it looks soon!  πŸ™‚ In the meantime, order another slice of pie for me! I’ll take Blackberry this time. πŸ™‚

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  1. Hi there! I never, and I do mean never …. miss the opportunity to get to Greenwood’s at least once during my visits in Roswell! It was fun reading your post, looking at the familiar sights. Take care and good luck with the front yard landscaping project.

  2. You chose a great place to get away and clearly a smart choice with the pies. My MIL used to make me lemon meringue that looked just like that. I have never attained her talent, by I have fun trying. πŸ™‚

  3. Oh how extraordinary! What a fun fun fun place to dine- love these pics – what a special place to go, Susan!

    Love that old truck (so clever) and the tree that goes right through the porch, who does that?? Makes them very special! Glad you got a break.

    Stop by and see my living room! : – )

    Hugs. Michele

  4. Oh Lordy, those pies look GOOOOOOD! I wish I had a bite of both:) The gardens are also beautiful and I would choose the porch too. XO, Pinky

  5. Oh, that is beautiful! Seeing the lemon meringue pie there reminds me of a funny story about my sister’s pie. When she was a newlywed, she made my former brother-in-law a picture perfect lemon meringue pie. It was gorgeous, just like the picture in the cookbook~~her husband took one bite (you really would appreciate this if you knew what a laid-back kinda guy he was)and put his fork down. When she asked how it tasted, he said “it’s kinda got a wang-dang to it, don’t hit?” The meringue was perfect, but she forgot the sugar in the pie filling. : )

  6. Oh, what a fun looking place to have lunch! I would not hesitate for a second to choose that cherry pie. It’s always been my favorite. Looking forward to seeing your landscaping decisions.

  7. Yeah, me too~~what’s so funny is SHE is usually a perfectionist! She drove me crazy growing up. She’s 11 years older than me, and I could never do anything right! I remember her holding the glasses I washed up to the light and pointing out every water spot and making me redo them until they looked like the Rockefellers might deign to use them. Heehee! Good times~~

  8. Did you eat the whole thing? Good for you! Looks like a great place to eat! πŸ˜‰

    • Ha, ha, ha…no, we ordered two different pies and then shared with each other. We had so much left over, we each took home some of each pie. My leftovers didn’t make it through the day though…I scarfed the rest of it down that evening. πŸ™‚

  9. What an energetic one you are! It is so much fun to hear about all your projects. I love Greenwood’s and I am glad you reminded me of it. It’s been a year since we last were there for a friend’s birthday. Their pie’s are amazing and one order is big enough for 2! We love the vegetable plate as well!

    • You’re so right, 2 folks could easily share one slice. We were having fun that day, though and decided life is short, so we each ordered some. We headed to another restaurant in Buckhead afterwards, just for the fun of it. I’ll share it in another post soon. πŸ™‚

  10. What a marvelous spot to while away a few hours and share a meal with a friend. Thanks for inviting us to come along. Cherry Kay

  11. This looks just like my kind of place, but sadly, I live too far away. With all of the posts about Fall popping up, I’m happy to see this one that let’s us hold on to summer just a bit longer. Beautiful!

    • Amy, I find myself being drawn to both right now. It’s still plenty hot here and it’s so nice to see sunshine after a summer of constant rain. But the evenings are beginning to feel fall-ish, so I know it’s coming. I promise to keep summer around a while longer here…not ready to say goodbye just yet. πŸ™‚

  12. Linda Page says

    Would you share some of that blackberry pie with me? YUM!!! I love blackberries. If I ever get over your way, please take me to Greenwoods. I have enjoyed both of your posts and would love to see it for real. I am looking forward to see how your lattice planters turned out. You have been a busy girl.

  13. I enjoy all of your posts! Congratulations on becoming a grandmother. It is a new season of life, but a very fun one! You’ll be such a great grandmother!

  14. Now that is what I call a restaurant! How gorgeous and that pie looks so yummy! Alas, living in New Hampshire there is nothing like that here. *sigh* Those are some pretty amazing gardens too!
    Thanks for sharing the photos…
    Beth P

  15. I just returned from dinner out, finishing with lemon beignets. As delicious as it was, and as full as I am, I’m craving a slice of that lemon meringue pie. Thanks for taking us along. Good luck with the landscape project and big congratulations on the grandmother news. How exciting!

  16. I will take a piece of each pie, and I will take the left overs home for Mr. S….lol…can’t wait to see what the flowers look like, hope the grass is growing and it’s as green as far as the eye can see..,Phyllis

  17. Thanks a lot – now I am going to be craving a piece of pie which means I will have to bake one and then I will have to do extra exercise to work it off.

    Everything looks so pretty.

  18. Peggy Thal says

    What a great place to have a fun lunch. The pie looks absolutely delicious. It is so hard to find a perfect piece of pie. I think it is all in the crust. Beautiful gardens too ! It is nice how they mix a flower garden with their vegetable ones. Thanks for sharing.

  19. What a pretty place to eat, and the lemon pie looks sooooo good. I know you had a wonderful, work free lunch. Isn’t it nice to have friends? What would we do without them? You will have to take Chip and Nancy there when they visit? AND ofcourse that darling grandbaby when he or she is born. Do they live very far from you? You will love babysetting. Their picture was so good, they are a nice looking couple, Nancy is a pretty girl.

  20. Anne Boykin says

    Hi Susan, I’m going to put this on my list of places to go in the Atlanta area. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  21. Great post Susan. It has been awhile since I’ve been to Greenwood’s even though I only live about 5 miles north off Hwy 9. My birthday is this Saturday and I was trying to decide where to go for dinner. I think I know now! Who needs birthday cake with pies like those. Of course, I might want a scoop of ice cream on that cherry pie, which is my favorite. Have you ever eaten at Swallow in the Hollow across the street? I hear it is also good.

    • Maryanne, I have and I love their barbecue. Their chocolate chip banana pudding ain’t too shabby, either. πŸ˜‰ I haven’t been in a while…wonder if they still have live music on the weekends?

  22. SharonFromMichigan says

    Wow, that restaurant looks awesome – so quaint with such beautiful gardens. My hubby and I are a couple years from retirement and are thinking about taking some trips to warmer states to see if we’d like it. I’m definitely going to have to put Georgia on that list! Do you have hummingbirds and butterflies year round?

  23. Hi Susan
    I really enjoyed your post about the mystery chair! I found different links at the end, one was decorating mistakes to avoid. I can’t find it again anywhere. Do you have any idea how to find it again?
    thanks for all your lovely articles

    • Hi Marie,
      I just added back the links so hopefully that will pop up again. Was it a previous post I had written? If so, tell me a little bit about it and I should be able to find it for you.

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