Spending two days at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain farm was truly a dreamy place to visit and another highlight of my blogging journey. Looking back, I can’t believe some of the things I get to do and the places I get to visit! So grateful for these opportunities to meet new people and see new things. We were all invited there as part of the Garden to Grow 2017 event (this is a sponsored post, in that most of our travel expenses were paid ) and most of the bloggers there were mainly garden bloggers. I fit in there because I truly love the outdoors and growing flowers and am happy to include gardening inspiration on my blog, even if I’m not always digging in the dirt. I truly love flowers and blooms and the serenity that comes from nature and being outdoors. There is just nothing like it and visiting Moss Mountain farm reminded me of the beauty of the country life and how peaceful and tranquil it is away from the big city. I could use more of that tranquility many days!
I’ve shared several posts already from Moss Mountain, the vegetable garden tour, and Part 1 and Part 2 of the house tour inside. Today, I’m sharing my last post from the farm, the gardens outside the house and the surrounding area. Truly spectacular!
I’ve shared the exterior before, but here it is again.
That mellowed yellow patina reminiscent of days gone by.
There are gardens literally surrounding the house from all sides and the beauty is amazing.
Lush hydrangeas flank each side of the porch on the house.
Shrubs and annuals in containers are a big part of the garden as well.
There were so many container gardens around the property which really add to the appeal.
Those Sunpatiens plants I told you about earlier, which are so hardy and drought tolerant.
The left side of the porch with more bursting hydrangea blooms.
Side porch to the house.
More gorgeous pink hydrangeas.
In the back of the house are 2 out buildings. This one is an art studio we were told.
The back side facing the river of those two magnificent porches.
Everywhere we looked was beautiful blooms. I am sure he has a garden staff that tends to and looks after all of this gorgeousness.
Lawn outside the house in the back.
A cute little peek through the hedges hole looking to the river.
The summer kitchen.
Another look at the art studio.
Right past the lawn is a circular small fountain pond that was so pretty.
The Arkansas River below.
Rows and rows of tended beautiful flowers. He grows and cultivates many types of day lilies.
Full view of the fountain pond.
Everything is just immaculate and I loved all the brickwork and stone detail.
A manicured path down to the river.
Looking back at the house.
Gorgeous day lilies.
There was a treat of lemonade at a stop in the garden tour, so refreshing.
Kelly and I took an opportunity to get a picture with Allen.
Just loved the garden statues and structures throughout the garden. Don’t they make a statement?
This truly was a dream trip and I’m so glad I got to experience it for myself. I know you all loved seeing the blooms as much as I did, right? I never get tired of seeing flowers and the gorgeous nature that God provides for us to see all over our great country. He made this beautiful world for us to enjoy and I for one am glad He thought of all those details, aren’t you?
Note: This was a sponsored trip by Moss Mountain Farm.