Springtime means it’s time for Providence Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Flowers.
This year’s theme was “Southern Roots” which was entirely clever.
Natural elements and ideas for your garden were at every twist and turn.
We were so happy to see Fairhope artist, Stacey Howell, featured as the official festival artist.Â She was incredibly busy with people admiring her work, and I must also get in a plug that she’s a fellow FSU grad! She’s absolutely one of my favorite artist in town, and I really need to feature her someday soon in her own story. You’ll love her and her art.
This was a featured theme table for “Brunch After the Hunt” that I thought was especially lovely.
Always ready to dress in theme, I wore my embroidered duster coat, that I’ve had for years. Â It can be dressed up over a dress, or down with jeans, but looks especially stunning when I’m surrounded by a tent full of camellias. (If I say so myself).
A large front porch was constructed inside the enormous tent to showcase beautiful doors, a bed swing and rocking chairs. I’ll have to admit I was surprised it wasn’t also covered with container gardens of some sort, but it kind of gave your eye a break from all the color everywhere else.
The native azalea was interesting, because I’ve seen them for years, although they are very scarce, are making a comeback. I love the orange-y color and have seen them in many yards around Mobile and Baldwin Counties.
These daylillies were being carted off by the bag-fulls by people eager to go home and make their yards look just like the festival. It’s always so inspiring to see this beautiful presentation, and I leave looking forward to the next year.
Click HERE to see last year’s festival.