May 24th, 2015

To The Nursery

Yesterday, we hit three nurseries. My favorite, Main Street Nursery in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, has added a café with outdoor tables—the coconut cake slices are delicious. When my girls were little, they would feed the miniature horses out back while I perused the perennials.

This image, from the June issue of British Vogue, makes me think of my own plant choices this spring—I’ve decided to focus on pink and lavender flowering plants. And of course, anything bee friendly. Our hive miraculously made it through the tough winter and we are planting with them in mind, too.

If I do go to London next month, I would love to see the Chelsea Flower Show, I’ve never been.


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  • Chelsea Flower show ends this month but the Hampton Court Palace flower show starts end June and is also fantastic.

    MMSMay 24th, 2015  6:29 AM

  • Argh, I really want to see this show but, my girls aren’t out of school for another two weeks.

    PrestonMay 24th, 2015  6:58 AM

  • Preston, please, please, please! Come to London. If all else fails, we can always stroll through Kew.


    EricaMay 24th, 2015  8:29 AM

  • We’re in Italy, and all I want to do is plant lemon trees!!

    AliMay 24th, 2015  11:52 AM

  • Love Chelsea Flower Show – but also the flowers for the show on the shops around Sloane Square are worth a peek for their own xx

    ACMay 25th, 2015  2:24 PM

  • Always wanted to go to the Chelsea Flower Show (or similar). I like to plan the outfit I will wear when I (eventually) go. So far it’s blue jeans (a faded wash), tucked into Hunter wellies in khaki, a soft lace cotton blouse by Australian designer Lee Mathews and an enormous oversized cashmere cardi – bliss!

    AnitaMay 25th, 2015  7:41 PM

  • Chelsea would be extraordinary, but there are a number of phenomenal gardens to tour in the U.S., starting with Monticello, of course. The Home and Garden Tour of Charleston, held every Spring, is not to be missed. The Founding Gardens (Mt. Vernon, Monticello, James Madison’s) are beyond charming and offer a glimpse into the importance of gardening to the founders of our country. Winterthur has lovely gardens, the Governor’s residence at Colonial Williamsburg is full of heirloom boxwoods, holly, and the stables have beautiful heirloom species of fowl, sheep, and more. And, of course, run, don’t walk to the Russell Page garden and pavilion at The Frick. And please sign the online petition to preserve it!

    PaulaMay 25th, 2015  10:48 PM

  • You had me at coconut cake…

    AprilMay 26th, 2015  3:32 PM

  • Thank you for your suggestions Paula, all sound incredible and worth a visit. Look forwards to visiting some of them on next trip to the States!

    AnitaMay 28th, 2015  6:01 AM


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