Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Floral Inspirations from Nantucket

 Bartlett's Farm (above and below)

When staying in Nantucket we ride our bikes everywhere. In the mornings I usually go for a walk or a run. It's quiet, peaceful and beautiful in the mornings here in September.  The locals are starting their day, very little tourists around and it's a great time to see all the beautiful gardens and flower boxes and take pictures!  Nantucketers take pride in their yards, each is well cared for, perfectly manicured and loved.  The most popular flower that does well on the island is the hydrangea. Also popular is the black eyed susan. I just finished reading a fantastic book called the Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. In the book she creates her own dictionary of flowers.  I find it somewhat funny that hydrangea means dispassion, you will see in the pics below there is anything but dispassion in these gardens. Black eyed susans mean justice. It's a fantastic read, I highly recommend it.

Back to the gardens, the colors and arrangements are great inspiration. Many gardens look right out of a magazine. I can't wait till next spring to start working on our back yard back in Brooklyn.

 Village of Sconset 

The Old Wharf

on Main St. love the green with a little bit of pops of yellow

beautiful array of purples in the Old Wharf

black eyed susans (the yellow flowers)

Brant Point

Do you have any flower boxes in your home? What are your favorites to plant? What florals work best in your garden and climate?

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