I am absolutely in love with the bold tropical garden style of Little and Lewis! By most standards their garden is small but the attention to detail is unsurpassed. Details that encourage visitors to explore and discover.
Our group spent almost an entire morning in the garden (which is also their home) on Bainbridge Island in Washington state. Like so many other owners of nurseries and gardens we visited on this trip, George and David were welcoming and gracious hosts.
|George chats with the group.|
|This tree is actually a concrete sculpture covered with moss. Water constantly drips from the mosses creating a delightful effect. Water is an important design element in a Little and Lewis garden.|
|Lisa capturing the perfect shot.|
|Creative vignettes were thoughtfully placed all throughout the garden.|
|Front door detail|
|Cast concrete leaves painted in eye popping colors are another signature Little and Lewis creation.|
|Some of the smaller items available for sale. I purchased the red chicken to the left of the mirror. My first choice, a cast leaf was a bit rich for my budget :).|
|Concrete columns positioned as tropical ruins are another Little and Lewis trademark|
I've been home from this trip for more than two months. In some ways it seems like just last week and in some ways it seems like last year. Before you know it we'll be firming up the plans for next year. Is tomorrow really the first of October? Time flies and the future is not guaranteed so follow my lead and celebrate every day.
Tonight I am struggling to celebrate today but it's been a challenge. Last night my cable internet went out and today it took close to five hours including five calls to Cox and a trip to one of their stores for a new cable modem (not the problem) to get back online. At the end of the day I did get the lawn mowed, my workout done, and something that remotely resembled dinner on the table without having to kill anybody so for that I am thankful.