What a weekend!! Where to start? The Newport Flower Show is such a destination for all who wish to see and celebrate the bounty of summer gardens.
From “garden club ladies” who come early in the week to tour my garden, and always depart with a little something to take home as a reminder of this weekend…
to the plantsmen and vendors who grow and distribute plants (think Proven Winners ) to the esteemed Presenting Sponsor, Bartlett Tree.
The three days in this idyllic oceanside setting are a much-anticipated event on the summer calendar! And sometimes we have a spectacular sunset to add to the Friday Night Opening Party.
I was thrilled to have as my houseguest dear friend, Margot Shaw (founder and CEO of Flower Magazine), here to sign her luscious new book, Living Floral. The concept of entertaining and decorating with flowers is so lovingly presented!
Social media friends from afar slipped in and out over the weekend (between raindrops, but we won’t even talk about the weather), coming by for tea…and to see the Parterre Bench in person.
Speaking at the Friday luncheon on Style, with a capital “S,” India Hicks mesmerized her audience with insider tales of a life well lived; we then continued the conversation on my sun porch with fresh island strawberries.
Laura, @gardenanswer, the Instagram and YouTube influencer, came all the way from Oregon…we couldn’t stop talking!! So looking forward to another get together with this multi-talented garden lover.
So take notes and start making your plans to attend the 25th Newport Flower Show, June 19-21, 2020…”Voices in the Garden.” Why, it’s just around the corner…