We have now entered the holiday season. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's are right around the corner. Since I was a little girl, they have always been my favorite holidays. I become a kid again and want to experience all the magic I remember from my childhood. Now that I have discovered Roger's Gardens in Corona del Mar, it is hard to imagine not going there every year to gather seasonal inspiration. This is simply the best nursery I have ever been to. Located in Orange County, about an hour south of Los Angeles, it is huge and has an incredible selection of plant material, garden furniture and ornaments. It also has a large boutique filled with many things you would want for your house, including linens, dishes, candles, wrapping paper, interior design books, and beautiful accessories for the home If you get on their mailing list, you can receive news about all their seasonal happenings -- they host fabulous classes on flower arranging. When some friends told me that the fall and winter holiday displays had opened at Roger's Gardens, we decided to make the hour drive and take a look. What an enchanting wonderland we discovered. It is a great place to go to gather ideas and inspiration for the upcoming holidays. And it will bring out the child in you as you wander through this magical fantasy land.
Naturally there are pumpkins galore
But there are so many other autumnal beauties, like these deep purple and green hydrangeas
Every kind of fall arrangement is wrapped up in ribbons and ready to give to someone as a gift
We all took a picture of this one because, as we all agreed, even we could do it
These berries are so pretty in fall arrangements
Everywhere we looked were the ingredients to make gorgeous floral arrangements
And then for the kid in all of us, there were so many fun displays to look at
We were mesmerized by the electric train running through a forest of miniature Christmas trees
Roger's Gardens always carries vintage holiday toys and decorations
These collectibles were so great looking. They are made by Primitive Twigs out of New York and are unique one-of-a-kind vintage metal dolls.
More vintage Halloween decorations
Of course we had to see the Christmas displays. This room was dominated by a giant house of cards.