Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Globe Trotting and Garden Hopping :: Blithewold

So I have this wish in which my mom and I meet up once-a-year or so at a spectacular part of the world for garden visits and explorations. With Willa in tow.

And since mom sent me a newspaper clipping earlier this month about Blithewold - Bristol, Rhode Island has officially made this wish list. To see a photo of its rose garden's stone archway fall out of my mom's note card was a much-needed reminder that spring will arrive. Eventually. And explorations lay waiting on the horizon. Yipee-kick.

Kristin Green, Blithewold's Interpretive Horticulturist (could there really be a cooler job?!), blogs about Blithewold and gardening here. She was kind enough to let me reprint these photos from the Blithewold website.

Because I thought you too, dear readers, could use a little garden pick-me-up amidst all of this snow, sleet and slush. Spring awaits, as it does every year.


kris at Blithewold said...

I'm so glad that Blithewold made the list and am looking forward to meeting you and your mom whenever you make the trip! (and yeah, I think I probably do have the coolest job... - everyone should be so lucky)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Tracy. Opening your page and seeing the first picture was like a breath of fresh air. I will definitely explore the website.