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 Campo de Fiori websiteCampo de Fiori means ‘field of flowers’ in Italian. Rome has a famous square of the same name with a Hotel Campo de Fiori nearby. In Sheffield on Route 7 north of town, Campo de Fiori is the retail flagship of a large garden ‘furnishings’ business which also sells online both wholesale and retail.

Campo De Fiori from the southThe Sheffield store is surrounded by lush gardens, filled with ornaments, statuary, and wonderful planting ideas.

 Along the Veranda Campo de Fiori Front PorchCampo de Fiori Front VerandaA wide veranda surrounds the store, crowded with plants, objects, pots and other gardening delights. This time of year, it is a welcome respite from the hot sun.

 Gifts for the HomeThe two floors inside have less weather-hardy gifts and delightful things for gardeners, along with their one-of-a-kind furniture pieces.

 A Shady CornerA shady corner contains some unique stone planters.

A Curved Wood TroughA curving wooden trough lines a walkway.

 BegoniasBegonia 'Lospe-Tu' Begonia 'Macushla'They have a rather unique collection of distinctive Begonias. First some rather pretty leaves in a collection in a container. Then Begonia “Lospe Tu’, a trailing begonia with caterpillar like stems followed by Begonia “Macushla’ with these dramatic red-tinged stems.

 Bistorta and DahliasThe end of summer flowers in the gardens include huge dahlias as seen through the bright pink ‘flowers’ of Bistorta.

Do Not Water“Do Not Water” seems to be clear instruction for this handsome pot of succulents with its tall rising spires of Equisetum, (horsetail). If you need a plant fix, come to Sheffield!


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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