The three of us wandered down aisle after aisle of colorful, creative "landscapes". There were also plenty of businesses displaying things for the yard and garden. I was impressed with a lot of the garden furniture I found there. First, there was H & H Outdoor Accents, which sells some great benches. I was also enchanted by some chairs sold by the Vermont Cedar Chair Company. So fun and comfortable!
I absolutely loved looking at the beautiful herbs and citrus trees that Ballek's Garden Center had on display. I spoke with a woman who works there about lemon trees, since there was a beautiful lemon tree for sale. I told her about my two seven-year old trees that I grew from seed and asked her how much longer I would have to wait before I would get some lemons. She said SEVEN MORE! I wasn't expecting that answer. I think I'll just buy one that will give me lemons this year. I'd also love to pick up one of their orange trees. So beautiful. I also discovered that I can buy Virginia Bluebells there. I may just have to go and check them out.
I found plenty of inspiration there. I loved all the fun pots and decorations for the garden. Garden Girl - that's me! Also, the stone and log garden paths are very charming.
A final great discovery: Connecticut's Historic Gardens. The state boasts 14 distinctive sites. I will definitely be checking some of these out this spring and summer.