Back in May, I represented Savvy Gardening at P. Allen Smith’s annual #Garden2Grow2016 Influencer Summit. Not only did I get to hang out with Allen (who I must say is an incredibly charismatic, articulate storyteller), there were also innovative gardening brands present with representatives who led some interesting gardening discussions, as well as the influencers themselves—all incredibly talented, creative media folks with some serious social media clout. Over two thought-provoking days, each workshop took place in various parts of Allen’s Moss Mountain Farm, about a 40-minute drive from Little Rock, Arkansas.
At that point in the season, the tulips and daffodils were still out back home in Southern Ontario, but at Moss Mountain Farm, the gardens were what I’d consider to be resplendent summer gardens—bursting with blooms and produce that I hadn’t even planted yet. Allen’s passion for gardening and sustainable practices is evident throughout the property and in each section, he regaled us with stories about how his ideas were brought to life. At every turn I was making note of little details I could somehow apply back home. Which is what brings me to the photos you are about to see:
10 inspiring garden ideas from P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm
1. An asparagus hedge
2. A pyramid-shaped raised bed for strawberries
3. Separate your yard into garden rooms
4. Add a sense of whimsy
5. You can never have too many Edison bulbs
6. Create drifts of native grasses
7. Plant lots of #GardenBFFs
Here’s a piece about the Savvy experts’ #GardenBFFs.
8. Espalier goals and what to do with a dead espalier
9. A brilliant way to arrange tulips
10. Must find more trellises