As some folks probably already know, our gal Carmen is off in England. Although we miss her terribly, we are loving getting her photos and thoughts from her trip. Because she’s Carmen she is noticing all kinds of amazing trends and gathering ideas like crazy – folks working with her when she gets back are going to be in for a serious treat! Carmen has been digging through incredible old shops and haberdasheries, heading to the countryside to amazing antique spreads, and of course: touring gardens large and small. Below are some photos of her adventures!
Kew Gardens, from a distance.
Kew Gardens, inside – what a building!!!
The oldest potted plant in the world – brought from South Africa in 1773!
Making friends with other plant lovers. How ’bout those hanging melons? Yes, please!
Posies in a vintage strainer!
More photos still to come. We hope that all of you have been managing in the heat these days. Summer tip: better to water fewer times and longer. Really soak your plants down deep when you water, short waterings can train your plants to keep their roots toward the surface which will make dry periods even more stressful. Don’t forget to water yourselves too!
- Love from the Nectar Crew