"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." ~ Audrey Hepburn
When I'm visiting Rhode Island, I always seem to find my way to the historic deepwater seaport of Bristol. This year, we paid a visit to Blithewold to enjoy Daffodil Days.
As in most of the country, Mother Nature is taking her time in getting spring started. This stately old tree will soon offer visitors a bit of shade as they tour the grounds of this stately old home. Located on Narragansett Bay, it is the former home of the Van Wickle family. For more information on this lovely mansion, gardens and arboretum, go to www.blithewold.org and take a tour.
These two were my real reason for visiting. It was a joy to have so much time with them, especially on this crisp and sunny day.
I always find the flowers in New England to be real show offs. The hydrangeas (although not out yet) are a brilliant deep blue. The blue scilla was out and dancing around the grounds of Blithewold.
The daffodils were a vibrant yellow. We saw them almost everywhere we went over the ten days that I was there.
I love the fierce gargoyles over the doors protecting the house.
The indoor gardens were as magnificent as the outdoor gardens. I hope to find some of the unusual houseplants for my own indoor garden!!
Next post, I'll take you to New Bedford, Massachusetts.