Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Newport Flower Show - Wrap Up

Now that the July 4th holiday is behind us its time to finish up the tour of Newport Flower Show.

The final segment of the tour takes you through the newly renovated rose garden back through the front of the property. The entrance to the formal garden is framed with a stunning pergola where rose vines gently wrap around each column.







The plants in the rose garden are quite young. It appeared as though this area had been renovated and replanted. Even though the plants were young each one was beautiful with perfect foliage and blooms. I wish I had taken more pictures of this garden but only had 2 shots.




Coming around to the front of the house was an interesting display by the The Farmer's Daughter, which is a garden center and landscaping design company located in Rhode Island. Their display showcased the ornamental beauty of a vegetable garden in the potager tradition.


How fun would it be to have one of these vintage trucks to haul your newly purchased plants in?









Finally as I exited the flower show I stopped at a few vendor tents. These items caught my eye because of how colorful they are.

What a great looking lime green bamboo chair. I'd even use this inside as well as outside. Put a nice colorful cushion on it and it would spruce up any room.



What a great idea - paint an ordinary ladder a bright color and use it display your favorite items or plants.



I love the cheery colors of these Adirondack chairs. I want one of each color! Imagine just sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows while comfortably sitting in one of these.



I really wanted to take this turquoise potting bench home. It was LOVE at first sight!



I'm not sure what this was originally but someone turned it into a bench. There's that gorgeous turquoise blue color again.




Well that concludes our tour. I hope you enjoyed it. I know I'll be back for another visit next year.

15 comments:

Together We Save said...

These are beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Tootsie said...

I loved the tours!!! I am just drooling over it all!!! I wish one day to see this in person!!!
have a wonderful week friend...maybe see you Friday for FF?

Charlotte said...

Lovely pictures and I really enjoyed the tour! Thanks.
Charlotte

Mildred said...

Those pink roses growing on the column print would be pretty framed. I love the bamboo chair too. That must have been just a great experience. Thanks for sharing with us.

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

So many cute ideas, thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Hi Jackie. :) Thanks for coming to visit and leaving a sweet message. I really enjoyed the garden tour. Touring beautiful places like that is one of my very favorite things to do. Here in Oklahoma it's pretty hot so my plants are seriously slowing down. It's nice to see some fresh flowers blooming. I love all of those painted accessories too.

Outside In said...

Great tour Jackie, thanks for sharing. The turquoise potting bench and chairs are very charming, even the green ladder adds a nice touch.

tina said...

So many good ideas where to begin? I like these gardens very much and yes-I'd love to have a truck like that!

Joyce said...

Not sure how I came to your blog today but happy I arrived. I had no idea there was a flower show in Newport so that is another reason I need to return to that magical town on the sea. I loved all your photos and your dog with fleas is adorable. Happy you have your job in such a crazy economy and feel for those who no longer are working. The Cilla story was so moving and good to know that there are good people in our crazy mixed up world. Thanks for sharing these wonderful stories.
Joyce

The Garden Ms. S said...

What a lovely conclusion to your garden tour! Thank you for sharing with us.

Now I want to go shopping for gorgeous lime garden furniture! :)

Grace Peterson said...

What a great tour this must have been. I will take a vintage truck, too please. And make mine green. Oh, and, fill the back with plants, please. I love the green chair and ladder.

Sunweeds Secret Garden said...

Looks like a great place for new ideas, thanks for sharing

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I really enjoyed the tour. So much inspiration!

sweet bay said...

What charming displays. My favorite is the one with the one-wheeled cart and the scarescrow that looks like a giant corn husk doll.

Joanne said...

I enjoyed the show lovely photos.