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{outfit} Touring Winterberry Gardens



  Friday, May 10, 2019 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,,,,, 
Last Saturday I was invited to tour Winterberry Gardens in Southington, Connecticut. Since Christian and I are currently in the process of creating a vegetable/herb garden in our backyard I asked if he could come along as well.  This was Christian’s first time attending an event with me, and it was right up his alley.  Earlier that morning (6am, UGH!) we headed to the Hartford Regional Market with my aunt to check out their selection and then we headed off to Winterberry Gardens!


We were greeted by a wonderful member of the staff for some fruit, pastries and drinks, then it was time for the tour! The space is huge with both outdoor and covered sections. They have everything you need for a home garden from the plants and trees to mulch and stone for patios. They even have a flower wall that you can use as an Instagram backdrop!


Winterberry are also making an effort to lower their carbon footprint. They are growing more and more of their plants on-site to reduce transportation to the consumers. When it comes to watering they use special hoses that give the plants exactly how much water they need instead of a staff member who can accidentally over water.


In addition to providing plants, Winterberry also offers their services as landscape designers if you don't want to do the work yourself! From general plantings and patios to outdoor kitchens and water features they can help with anything you need! Their list of services doesn't end there, check them out for lighting, irrigation and lawn maintenance as well!


This event was a great way to see what’s available and learn from the experts at Winterberry! We almost bought a blueberry bush but they advised us to buy 2 so they grow better and that’s not in the budget just yet since we want to focus more on veggies first! Christian was also asking all sorts of questions on what type of soil to use and how to create our beds. Once we're done with the process I'll try to get a post done on how we (he) did it.


Winterberry Gardens provided us with a $50 gift card after our tour to thank us for visiting. Christian and I decided to forgo buying practical things with it and instead picked out some fun plants for our front yard - plus an adorable hedgehog succulent planter. We were gifted a couple gardenias and picked up some shadow dancers, cardinal flowers, catmint, and firewitch cheddar pinks! I went for pretty shaped flowers and bright colors.



Here's what I wore!

Cardigan: Banana Republic Italian Cashmere-Blend Boyfriend Cardigan, Top: Winter Kate 'Rune' (Hautelook),  High Waisted Jeans: J Brand 'Maria' High Rise in Supreme (Gilt Groupe), Rain Boots: dav 'Moto Gunmetal' (and here), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Natural Selection Mini Messenger Bag' (Saks Fifth Avenue)





More photos from the day:


It may be rainy today but yesterday we took full advantage of the weather to tour @winterberrygardens_ in Southington. They have everything you need for a home garden from the plants and trees to mulch and stone for patios. This was Christian’s first time attending an event with me, and it was right up his alley. We are in the process of creating garden beds in our backyard to grow vegetables and herbs so this was a great way to see what’s available and learn from the experts at Winterberry! (We almost walked out with a blueberry bush but they advised us to buy 2 so they grow better and that’s not in the budget just yet since we want to focus more on veggies first!) Scroll through to see some photos from our morning, from pretty trees to adorable succulent planters they’ve got everything! Even an Instagram photo wall with real flowers. I’ll be sharing more information on the blog soon. #garden #winterberrygardens #southingtonct #flowers #succulents #ctblogger #connecticut #gardening #landscapedesign #winterberrylandscape #planting #landscapelife #greenthumb
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5 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place - and best of luck with the garden you guys are doing, I'm so hopeless with things like that!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  2. Oh wow I wish we had something similar here. I've been trying to grow herbs like forever. The only think I've been able to grow is spinach, oregano, cilantro and papaya.. Oh and if you want to count them in mangos, avocados and soursop. But those three the trees were there I just harvested ;)

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  3. Despite the early start it sounds like a fun event! i'd love to grow some veggies in our garden, I don't have a green thumb at all though, haha!

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  4. The location is so pretty! To be honest, it gave me some kind of 'Hallmark movie set' vibes… and I'm all here for it! The flowers and the greenery look fantastic!
    Also I may have a crush on your bag : I've been obsessed with turquoise for those past few weeks so your bag naturally caught my eyes!

    https://cereines.blogspot.com/

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  5. This looks so pretty! I love garden tours!

    District of Chic

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