Every spring, I make my yearly pilgrimage to a local garden center to pick out some special plants to accent our yard. This year, my design assistant (Scarlett, my doberman) and I traveled to the Merrifield Garden Center on Lee Highway in Fairfax, Virginia to see what they had to offer and we weren't disappointed! Known locally for their quality offerings and knowledgeable staff, Merrifield is a local gem. This place is huge to say the least with several acres of not only smaller plantings but full grown trees, a greenhouse with tropicals, an inside store front with an interior styling section with silk offerings and home decor and adorable elements like their fairy garden section. Merrifields also has a great selection of ribbon for home decor and decorating, too.
If you need it, Merrifield Garden Center probably has it and they can probably give you the correct information about it as well. Seriously, this is one of my new favorite places! Scarlett and I simply enjoyed walking around and being outside in this beautiful place on a warm spring day. They are dog and kid friendly as long as each are well-behaved and leashed (dog - not kids!). If you're in the Northern Virginia area and in need of some plants, advice about plants or just a fun place to walk around beautiful plants, visit Merrifield Garden Center or follow their link found here. Have a happy spring and as always - Happy Designing!