A friend of mine and I braved the pre-holiday drizzle to explore a local New Hampshire enterprise, The Goudreault Farm. I had been there last fall when everything was pumpkins and wreaths, but I was nearly blown away by the carpets of annuals they have produced for Spring.
My husband put up some extra hooks on our porch. I do believe I'll have to get some more baskets of petunias (or maybe fuchsias) to keep me and the hummingbirds entertained.
Peonies are new to me.
I understand now why so many people love them.
They are showy, and splendiferous.
moldy fungal plague.
Aren't these pink ones magnificent?
My husband loves ANY kind of key lime pie. He might draw the line at these, though.
Did you plant coleus as a child?
I did, but because it was actually in a flower bead rather than pot-bound in pots, it was never as wildly exuberant as this display.
Only Nature or maybe Andy Warhol would combine these colors!
Mandevilla's galore. I hope people managed to over winter them indoors!
Textures in contrast.
More painting/dyeing inspiration.
I can see green leafy shapes with highlighted hearts on black silk, can't you?
I guess that the heuchera can bloom!
The flower spikes alternating with varied leaf colors created another textural complexity.
expensive in the 1600's... nobody knew what they'd look like when they bloomed.) At any rate, these petunias looked like they had glitter sprinkled on them.
ORANGE. I prefer the pink and yellow.
Go plant something!