Friday, April 15, 2011

Moore Farms Garden Tour

On Wednesday, my Garden Club was given a tour of Moore Farms in Lake City, South Carolina.  Trust me when I say there were literally 1000s of photos I could have taken and we had the most perfect Spring Day for the tour.  Moore gardens are a private botanical garden which is filled with established plants that thrive in South Carolina and also serve as a study program for students.  Check out their website for a great plant database, complete with photos.

Native Azaleas.  What we have come to generally know as azaleas are not natives but imported plants.

Amaryllis, in SC they do thrive outdoors!

False Indigo

I love iris!

Old fashioned roses, I have to add some of these to my yard!

Is there anything more beautiful that a field of daisies?

These beautiful glass orbs hang in the loft of the Spring House, which is complete with thatched roof!
Fence designed with sticks found around the property

The perfect setting for a visit with friends.

Tobacco!  It is used in their annual borders for its beautiful blooms...who knew?

I am seeing a birdhouse in my future...yes, I am!
After the tour, we had a wonderful lunch at Foodscapes, located at the very not big airport in Lake City!  It was wonderful and I can't wait to go back.  I had the best chicken salad I have had in ages followed by an Almond Joy Cookie!  Not to mention the amazing Collard Green Dip served with Pita Bread...yum!

To see the entire album of photos click here: 

Unskinny Boppy's Garden Party


Sweet Tea with Cindy said...

What a lovely place to visit, Michelle! I'm digging that Collard Green dip and pita bread - Yummy. Thank you for the beautiful sights. We're just now getting daffodils to bloom where I live. :)

Andrea said...

Love it! This post makes me so excited for spring and blooming flowers!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

That is so lovely! I want to have a beautiful garden someday, but I have quite the BLACK thumb, haha!

Hines-Sight said...

I love the irises.

Miss Char said...

What a wonderful way to spend a spring day Michelle. A long way from the cold of NY for sure.

Miss Char said...

What a wonderful way to spend a spring day Michelle. A long way from the cold of NY for sure.

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Looks gorgeous there! I'm jealous... up here in the Pacific Northwest things are going really slow and we are longing for some Spring!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Just lovely! Daisies are my absolute favorite!

Have a great day!
Jennifer @

Fishtail Cottage said...

Love that sweet iris with the pastel colors of both yellow and purple ~ such a pretty combination...& yes, i'm a bird fanatic & love finding unique ones like in your post! xoox, tracie

The Southern Lady said...

Good morning from Tokyo!

Miss Bella Michelle, I cannot thank you enough for continuing to spread sunshine and springtime through your blog. It's just lovely!

By the by, I love that it was your grandmother and aunt in that picture! How wonderful that it such personal meaning. Thank you for sharing!



PS-I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog for Gwyneth's new cookbook. If you're interested, simply stop by yesterday's blog entry to see how to enter. The contest ends next Friday!

Farmchick said...

I adore it all. The flowers, the orbs, and those chairs....divine.

CAS said...

This is a beautiful place, Michelle. Thank you so much for sharing.

EmptyNester said...

What a beautiful place! I've never even heard of it--- I'd love to go and sit in those chairs and enjoy the view. Great photos!

Cathy said...

Just beautiful! I bet the Old Fashion Roses smelled incredible.

Ruth said...

Very beautiful

Miss Southern Prep said...

Those old fashioned roses are gorgeous!

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Your blooms look fabulous, lovely garden!!!

Ashley said...

gorgeous photos! Those Roses are absolutely beautiful!

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Bella! I saw your post over at the garden party at "Unskinny Boppy". Thanks for posting all the wonderful pictures...I linked over the the FB page pics too. I live in the South too but have never heard of Collard Green dip...I'll have to 'google' that for a recipe.