Every spring I get the itch to visit White Flower Farm. There’s an out of the ordinary selection of plants for sale and always something exceptional blooming in their gardens. This trip, the tulips were stealing the show! We needed the bright splash of color on this gray, cold Sunday. Despite the rain, I got a new peony plant (hopefully this one will bloom pink next year), and and some exotic herbs: Siam Basil, Vietnamese Coriander and Chocolate Mint!I would love to buy some parrot tulips this fall, but I refuse to plant an all-you-can-eat buffet. Without fail, the neighborhood deer chomp off the tops of our tulips. It’s positively maddening!If you don’t live within driving distance to Litchfield Connecticut, you can buy through their catalog and online.There are always two other mandatory stop whenever I’m in this neck of the woods. They’re both in nearby Woodbury, the antiques capital of Connecticut:
Ovens of France for the best almond croissants this side of the Atlantic
Carol Pecks’ Good News Cafe to fuel up with a tasty lunch
Twilight at Morningside
Good to know! Stew’s in Norwalk is so much closer than hiking it up to Litchfield County!
I jsut downloaded all of their “how to plant” guides online. Stew’s gets all of their herbs and flowers from there. They have a huge display talking about the farm. I have been dying to go. It looks so pretty.