After visiting 4 gardens, two bus loads of Bloggers had worked up an appetite. We headed to a wonderful setting at Curve Studios.
Curve Studios is a cluster of buildings which house Art of various types for sale. Behind the Studios you will find a beautiful Garden.
Here you see the Veggie beds. Click HERE to find out more about Asheville's Public Gardens.
I use old bricks as borders but have never thought to have the holes of brick exposed! I am always so careful to bury the bricks into the ground. After seeing this boarder and how the holes add whimsy, I may not bury another brick. Well, when extending existing boarders, I may still embed them.
See the old piece of rusty iron? Now a sedum planter.
I just love those big ole wheels used as a backdrop or fence. Wonder what they could be? I am sure recycled from something of another era.
Ah, seeing this rose bush brings back a nice scent. I was lucky enough to be able to eat my lunch while sitting in front of a yellow rose bush. The scent was soothing to my soul.
It was wonderful to arrive at this garden with a stack of folding chairs nearby. We could grab a chair and set it up where ever we desired within the walls of this surrounding beauty!
Lunch was served to us by a local restaurant across the street. 12 Bones BBQ is a must for a return visit to Asheville, NC. Click HERE to find out more about Asheville BBQ choices.
12 bones served up a BBQ Feast to say the least! The Saint and I enjoy BBQ from different places. Texas, Tennessee and the Carolina's seem to be the main States in the running for the Best! Smoked Sliced Turkey was something neither of us had ever tried before. It was sooooo good as were the Ribs from 12 Bones. Most places smother their ribs in sauce and we prefer them in the style of 12 Bones, being dry rubbed. We also enjoyed never before tried Jalapeno-Cheese Grits!
For once, I did not snap pictures of food. I guess it is safe to say that from all the walking and working up such an appetite, snapping a picture of food was the last thing on my mind. Eating it came to mind. Surely, someone at the Fling snapped some pics of the wonderful foods we enjoyed. Look at the brick with holes up pathway! A different look for sure but one I was interested in since I have so many free bricks still laying around. The large metal panels led to a nice sitting area as well as entrance to one of the art shops.
This seating area with its rustic invite. Rust is a theme in all the gardens we have toured in Asheville thus far. Recycling efforts within the art world.
Opposite the Rustic seating, we find another pathway to another part of the garden.
Yet another seating area. Gardens with lots of seating are so inviting to me. Wow, is this picture off centered or what? Ha, I must have been in a hurry at this point. Old Man-Hole Covers maybe for the base of this work of art? Or maybe old fly wheels from the warehouse's of before...
As you can see, it was a bright sun shiny day!
Bloggers relaxing in the beautiful gardens.
I was shocked as to the border of this garden upon a closer look. Old pieces of concrete! I see stuff like this discarded often and I hint to the Saint for us to get it for the garden. He always says it is not pretty rock but old messy concrete and does not belong in my garden. After seeing this, I shall ignore him.
Dessert was a pure treat from The Hop Ice Cream Cafe!Greg, The Hop owner and son of Frances at Fairegarden was kind enough to be on hand to dip the creamy yummy delights into our cups. Here, you see a blogger chatting with him. How to chose from 4 awesome choices? I asked for the best seller on hand, Salted Caramel. I went back for a spoon full of Honey Lavender and about went into orbit over that flavor! On the way back to the bus I was moaning as to how to pick only one to eat. One Blogger said she got a small scoop of all 4 flavors! Well, Duh, why didn't I think of that! I do remember these type hints. More to come on that one...
Believe it or not, day one of the Bloggers Fling is far from over. This was just lunch at CURVE STUDIOS, In the Garden...Words and Photos Property of In the Garden Blog Team, In the Garden