Hellooo,....patient people! I promised to be back on the blog mid-June after returning from our sister trip to Arkansas to show you some of the sights my sister and I enjoyed while we were there. Bottom line: yes, we had a great time!
I arrived home this past weekend, and these last few days have been a wild ride of catching up! I'm still not unpacked! I think I should get to that today...
In the meantime, here we are at Moss Mountain Farm...the highlight and main reason for our trip!Unfortunately, umbrellas were the rule of the morning...here's part of our tour group headed out to the gardens. P. Allen Smith was just arriving and shook hands with us as he headed to the main house.
We were so glad to meet him and learn that he would be in attendance during our luncheon--something that couldn't be promised when I selected the date we would travel:We started the outside part of the tour at the barns/planting sheds where all sorts of plants were growing. P. Allen Smith is in partnership with Bonnie Plants for testing purposes, and everywhere we looked plants were growing--in huge pots, in the ground, and in the vegetable garden:Everything was well-maintained and wonderfully green and healthy!The lady in the straw hat on the right was our garden tour guide. All the vegetables were growing on both sides of this graveled walkway:We then made our way down to the Rose Garden:Here's another view. As you can see the area is beautiful, even though the sprinkles kept coming:My sister, Betty, in the Rose Garden: Like I mentioned, absolutely everywhere we looked there were beautiful flowers to see: I was taking pictures left and right while balancing my umbrella:Having a flower garden this beautiful takes a lot of work:And another view as I walked on:
Pots and pots of flowers by the fountain:Here's the front of the house (only nine years old but made to look aged like an 1800's house would look) with our tour guide giving us information and instructions before we go inside for the house tour: And the house tour is Part 2...and the luncheon is Part 3, so stay tuned.