Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Walker Farm

Just a few years ago gardeners had few choices when shopping for annuals - petunias and marigolds and bright red salvias filled the garden centers.
If you wanted interesting annuals you had to grow your own from seed.
But now nurseries have sprung up offering extraordinary diversity in both perennial and annual plants.
My favorite is Walker Farm in Dummerston, Vermont. (By the way Johnny Depp has a home in Dummerston so the possibility of a sighting is also a draw).
They have a wide selection of perennials, arranged by flower color, shrubs, herbs and heirloom vegetables. Table after table of annuals. But my favoirite is their greenhouse filled with exotic annuals, hanging baskets and potted delights.
I visited yesterday - having little money I bought only some cosmos to fill in bare spots in the garden - but had a wonderful time with my camera. It was like visiting a museum or gallery, a feast for the eyes.





22 comments:

Susie Tenzer said...

georgeous photos! drooling over those beautiful flowers!

DiVaRoCkS said...

Beautiful pictures as always, I loved your post but it reminds me of how neglected my yard is this year!

Leah R. Hood, Jewelry Designer & Artisan said...

Absolutely gorgeous place and photos! Thanks for sharing. :D

Over The Moon Gifts said...

nice photography!

nangatesdesigns said...

Gorgeous photos!! I wish Walker Farm was a little closer to me, I'd love to go there.

ElfRenee said...

Oh wow, amazing photos!

MoanasUniqueDesigns said...

OMG, how beautiful is that. I'm a huge fan of perennials, add some every year to my gardens. That nursery is fabulous, I think I'd like to live there!

galla15 said...

It is amazing the choices now! You do wonderful work!

CalliopeCreations said...

Phantastic Photos!

Love all the flowers. Enjoy.

Lbtoyos said...

How lovely photos, my favourite is the second.

Katie - ToyStoryNutty said...

Because I haven't been home my gardens look a MESS! This post made me want to go out and take care of them! But it's 93 degrees here...I think I'll wait until tomorrow!

CamillesCloset said...

I just love your work, and I love greenhouses. I have always wanted one of my own.

Glitterbird Glamour said...

I am always delighted with the photos you come up with. This makes me want to go to the garden center.

PaintedMemoriesByRosella said...

I love all of your photos! The most interesting to me in this article is the cactus. Fabulous angle.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

I love gorgeous flowers and you captured them beautifully!

Christina Lucas said...

My mom got me into plants and flowers especially when I was a kid. I just love them! Your photos are always so beautiful.:)

Sea Flower Studios said...

Love your photos!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful place just to go visit.

bountyofbeads said...

I almost didn't realize that some of those shots were photographs. What a beautiful nursery. How in the world would you choose????

* said...

uniquecozytreasures - Even if you can't take everything home with you for your garden...you can take it home with you in your camera. Very lovely garden plants.

Romantic.Treasures said...

Your pictures are incredible! Of course, you do realize that you will have to blog about Johnny Depp if you encounter him!
(RomanticThoughts on Etsy)

petite hermine said...

You have such gorgeous photos!!