I’m back from my weekend in Maine. I stopped at Sage Farm Antiques for their monthly antique show and Nahcotta Gallery to see their newest art installation in New Hampshire. Then I headed up to Kennebunk, Maine to get a truck load of plants from Snug Harbor Farm. I scored a lovely zinc urn for my front door. I’ve been searching for the perfect one since I bought my house. So much harder then I thought? I love this version—perfect size, love the finish, and it’s really heavy. Now I can decorate it with plants year around.
I also picked up some boxwoods (stay tuned for more), hostas (love the lime tipped!), Solomon Seal, Maidenhair fern and Goat’s Beard (looks like astilbe) for my shade garden. The Solomon Seal has a beautiful variegated leaf that will be gorgeous in flower bouquets this summer.
Below my cart of hostas I picked up at Snug Harbor Farm. I need to find some darker hostas to off-set the limey greens. Contrast is the key to a successful hosta display. A photo of Variegated Solomon Seal planted in a garden. In the spring it shoots out these delicate little white flowers. So cute!