The Gardens at Moss Mountain

As one would expect from P. Allen Smith’s  Moss Mountain Farm, his gardens were absolutely incredible.  Mr. Smith led the garden tour and I’m sure he was telling everyone about all the different species and wonderful tidbits about each plant.

P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm

Me?  I started out in the front of the line and somehow ended up being the last, lone straggler of the bunch.

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But, as an avid gardener, I was not about to rush through this tour (even though it was 95 degrees).  Each way I looked, there was a different combination, structure or venue that caught my eye.

After you make your way through the vegetable garden, you enter a beautiful wedding venue surrounded by roses.

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The flower gardens around the house have a natural backdrop of the Arkansas River.

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After the garden tour, Mr. Smith led us to Poultryville.

Poultryville can be seen from the main house

P. Allen Smith's Moss Mountain Farm from Poultryville

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and houses an extensive collection of heritage poultry.

The poultry houses were just as impressive as the poultry.

Once again, I found myself hanging back admiring the different breeds only to look up and see the rest of the tour yards away.

Not wanting to be labeled a chicken stalker, I quickly caught up with the group in time to see his famous daffodil hill.

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In the spring, over 200,000 daffodils pop up in this meadow to welcome spring.  What a sight that must be!

I appreciate Mr. Smith hosting the Farm2Home event for bloggers and farmers and I hope to attend next year as well.  Maybe next time I can stay with the group and learn some gardening secrets to pass along.

Not making any promises, though.

Brenda

 

 

 

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About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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3 Responses to The Gardens at Moss Mountain

  1. Pingback: Moss Mountain Farm | The Blonde Gardener

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    I can think of few better ways to spend a nice summer day. Don’t worry about lagging behind. Had I been there, you would have been second-to-last to leave each area. 🙂

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  3. bittster says:

    Cool garden to visit, even in the heat.
    I also tend to lag behind and I wonder about all the stuff I missed… but not enough to keep up 🙂

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