Blooming Inspiration at the Boston Flower Show

Just when we’re desperate enough, a concentrated dose of spring comes breezing our way at the annual Boston Flower & Garden Show, down by the city’s seaport.1. No shortage of inspiration (I'd like this fountain, please)

Yesterday’s heady blast of blossoms, color, and horticultural imagination is timed to remind us that yes, in fact, there really is another kind of mix beyond wintery snow and sleet—one involving seeds and plants and easy outdoor living.2. …and maybe this pergola, too

Really, not a moment too soon. Water gardens, intimate nooks, and crazy chicken coops inspire all kinds of future dreams.8. And surprising spectacle...

3. On a smaller scale, nice!9. Lucky chickensHobbit houses and greenhouses and stork-like explosions of flower arrangements tickle the fancy and kick-start our dormant imaginations.4. And the hobbit house to go with it

5. Tiny and inviting14. silvery seating,How’d they make that teeny little terrarium?

A really tiny hobbit-inspired garden

A really tiny hobbit-inspired garden

What’s holding up the locust trunks in Booth 28, and how deep would I have to dig in a couple of tree trunks to support my own glorious bamboo covering?

6. An organic awning to try at homeCould I duplicate the logs edging that display of roses? I really like that fountain…. Seedlings, garden ornaments, and orchids call out, and I’m hankering after a Tuli Fisher handmade garden tool. Or a pergola incorporating stained glass. A bocce spot. Maybe my own nursery.

13. Beautiful bocce,In the end, though, it’s just a treat to shed the puffy down coat that’s been trailing me like a bloodhound for months, for a delicious preview of that awesome summer temp where body and air merge to become one. A reminder. Something green this way comes.

18. …and the glorious simplicity of the coming spring

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2 Responses to Blooming Inspiration at the Boston Flower Show

  1. DPG says:

    I wanna live in a hobbit house! Thank you for sharing your bursts of spring color and fun, fabulous architecture!!! It must have felt dewy and warm in there…your photos really bring this place to life.They’re lovely. I’ll be sending this post along to you-know-who!! :-}

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