Gardening Tours

Rhode Island Flower Show 2012

I was so excited to to make the hour long trip to Rhode Island for this wonderful annual flower show.  This show always helps me get over the Winter hump to Spring.  This year’s theme was Simple Pleasures.

Woodland Retreat
Simple garden trellises save room by growing vertically


Herbs and lettuce take up little to no space at all.


Fido’s doghouse has a green roof!
Every year the sand sculptors wow the crowds.


Breast Cancer Awareness Garden


Garden whimsy flying a kite


Woodland fairy garden.


Classic New England gardening shed

The only thing that would have made it better, would have been some backyard chickens tucked away in one of the gardens.  To me, they are the simplest pleasure you can add to your garden.

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

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  • such lovely photos. clearly no chickens have had access to these beautiful plantings. plants up ended and semi demolished are missing along with a few dust bowls to ward off anything even thinking about taking root. But I do love my girls and cannot wait for Gardening with Chickens – which i ordered last week after seeing it on your blog. Maybe there is hope?
    btw – i also have one of Dan's green chicken coops – the extended alexandria – love it and so do my girls

    • LOL! You are so right about these delicate gardens. You are going to love the book and my girls do pretty good in my gardens. I have to check on them now and then, checking for chicken mischief. We love our coop too. Aren't they awesome?

  • Darn missed it! It's always the first and so early. Ah memories. What I love is the smell of fresh soil and greenery that hits you as you enter. Have you ever been to the one in Philadelphia? That is the queen of all flower shows.

    • Oh, I would love to go to the one in Philly. Mark your calendar, the Boston one starts March 14th I believe. Maybe we could meet up there?!

  • Lovely gardens. The breast cancer awareness garden is such a good idea! I also love the woodland fairy garden. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Debbie, I too was touched by the breast cancer awareness garden. The picture does not do it justice. It was very popular and there was even a spot to fill out a ribbon for a loved one. Glad you stopped in!

  • So glad you enjoyed the flower show! Bear and I were there on Sunday and will be writing about it once we sort out all our pictures.

    • I went Sunday too! We should have met up 🙂 Next time. I can't wait to see your photos. It was great fun.