The last garden on the tour was Island Gardens, and it was another weed free wonder. This garden had some beautiful Clematis, several of which were growing on chains from the corners of the barn eaves anchored to the ground (an idea I may steal). The vegetable garden was immaculate, they had a nice water garden and were also selling plants - but I left all my money with the people at Currituck BBQ.
May 30, 2009
There were 2 businesses on the tour. The first one I went to was the Harbinger Lavender Farm. The proprietor has defied the common belief that you can't grow healthy lavender in the humid southeast. At the farm you can pick-your-own bundles of organic lavender, purchase products made from it or buy the plants for your own garden. The next stop was Blooms To Your Door Flower Field. The owner is the daughter of Brent and Becky Heath of bulb fame, and she must have pollen in her DNA. Here she grows fresh cut organic flowers to sell on the Outer Banks.