Katy Elliott

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Boston Flower & Garden Show: Part II

Posted on | March 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

The theme of this year’s Boston Flower & Garden show was Celebrating the Container Garden. I stopped in my tracks when I spotted Snug Harbor Farm’s gorgeous hydrangea in a large footed pot. Can I order a dozen? Included in the display was a boxwood in a low terracotta pot. I write about Snug Harbor Farm a lot. I’m a bit bias but you’ll be too, once you visit their amazing nursery in Kennebunk, Maine. The beautiful succulent basket below; also from them!

I spotted different variations on wood planters around the show. Tall containers filled with flowers and ornamental trees, longer versions arranged with tight rows of boxwoods and a more rustic version from the Garden Design School.

After the show I tried to convince Greg to build me a hundred different sized containers to cover my someday driveway/patio. I like that containers can be moved and displayed differently throughout the season. I can use the containers to create displays that give us privacy along our sidewalk. Or I can create displays in the yard’s trouble spots. The possibilities are endless…





Related Posts:
Boston Flower Show: Part I
Snug Harbor Farm
Thomas O’Brien’s Garden


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7 Responses to “Boston Flower & Garden Show: Part II”

  1. Jane Flanagan
    March 22nd, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  2. Roxane
    March 23rd, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    Snug Harbor Farm IS amazing! My sister & I visited last summer. I was delighted to find 2 Goatsbeard plants, and a whole bunch of other plants, lol. I can’t wait for them to come up this Spring. I’m looking forward to another visit this summer, I hope! :D

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  3. paula
    March 24th, 2011 @ 12:59 pm

    how beautiful! my garden is starting to bud and I am ecstatic.

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  4. Doreen
    March 25th, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    Katy – thanks for sharing the pics of the Boston Flower Show – love the hydrangea in clay pot – visited Snug Harbor a few years ago and fell in love with the same thing so now it is time to act. However, I’m concerned about clay pots cracking (wintering over) because I have champagne taste in clay pots. Going to call Snug Harbor and see what they have to say about it. I now have a boxwood standard on my front porch that was there all winter and seems to have done well but keeping my fingers crossed about the pot. Enjoy your blog!

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  5. Katy Elliott
    March 25th, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Hi Doreen!

    Greg and I were discussing this too. I should have included it in the post. Typically you can’t leave terracotta out in the winter or so I’m told. But let’s ask Anthony!

    I don’t have any space for winter storage so if the terracotta doesn’t work I may have to build cedar boxes.

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  6. Diane Joyal
    August 5th, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Where is Tony?! Is he camera shy? I lived in K’Port for 20 years and miss it very much, thanks for the lovely pictures!

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  7. Katy Elliott
    August 5th, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Ha Diane! He wasn’t at the show the day I went.

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