This post is dedicated to P Allen Smith for sharing his caring heart, exceptional vision, horticultural brilliance, and unparalleled hospitality.
Thank you Allen for a visit of a lifetime.
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the farmhouse at Moss Mountain
P Allen Smith sharing his wisdom
take a stroll and see for yourself
view from Allen’s studio
structural obelisks line a pathway
layers of texture
path to Arkansas River
endless rose hedges
color in profusion
below the mighty Arkansas
octagon building inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
garden ornament creates a sense of whimsy
gateway to the formal rose garden
exterior view of rear porches
a 350 year old post oak at Moss Mountain. One of three “big sisters” at the farm.
front porch detail and love the color of the benches and chairs…pimento from Benjamin Moore
mud room detail
view from second floor porch
main floor porch detail
bathing luxury on second floor porch
second floor landing
guest room detail
intimate, charming spaces
Allen loves his poultry
one handsome rooster at Moss Mountain ~ Amos
Allen educates and inspires
can you feel the love?
Oreo feeling the love at Moss Mountain
someone’s lovin’ life!
detail of Allen’s one-acre veggie garden
Allen strolls his garden
white dorper sheep from Africa
Trudy ~ a rescue from a lab in Canada
Moose the mooch
a few of the handsome Heritage breeds
Giant Dewlap Toulouse geese ~ an old French breed, enjoy life at Moss Mountain Farm
Allen conveys the importance of preserving endangered heritage poultry breeds
one blogger’s repose at Moss Mountain ~ Barbara Wise
following many fine meals and lively conversation, we bid Moss Mountain adieu
day’s end at Moss Mountain
In addition to the activities listed above, Garden2Blog13 was chocked full of fun including a tour of the Governor’s Mansion gardens designed by Allen, a tour of Allen’s city home gardens https://dianelasauce.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/p-allen-smiths-small-masterpiece/, and Laguna’s construction of a water feature at Moss Mountain’s Cottage Home https://dianelasauce.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/a-water-feature-added-to-the-cottage-landscape-at-moss-mountain/. Additionally, Troy-Bilt, Bonnie Plants, Jobe’s Organics, The Seed Keeper Company, Star Roses and Plants, Berry Family of Nurseries and LeCreuset added valuable lessons and fine dining for all the G2B13 attendees.
Allen’s highly professional support staff guided us throughout our stay, filling us with radiance and awe that will continue to inspire us and our gardens to come.
My final thought is you have not lived until you visit Moss Mountain.
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