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Color Savannah Green in March!

Green donuts at Savannah bakery - Baker's Pride

Green donuts at Savannah bakery

Today is 2012 St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah!  It’s in vogue — actually expected — to wear lots of green, eat more green things, and (we like to say) stay at Green Palm Inn, among the top-rated inns in the Savannah historic district.

“Green” is definitely one of Savannah’s most colorful stories!  Even the City of Savannah fountains spray green water each March!  Have you ever seen green donuts or tasted green grits? 

Popular St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah

Some speculate that the City of Savannah will host one million visitors during St. Patrick’s Day 2012.  Over lunch one city policeman said that he thinks that the 1M number might be possible, especially when one considers that people will be coming and going over the long 4-day weekend.

He reminded that folks are arriving for more than the Irish St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 17th.  Interestingly, he thinks “Savannah + Tybee” is rapidly becoming the East Coast spring break destination.  At Green Palm Inn, we host the settled adults.

Green Girl Scouts’ Banners and “Daisies for Daisy” in 2012

Savannah Inn's desserts | Daisies for Daisy in Savannah GA | Photo (c) 2012 Sandy Traub

Green Palm Inn desserts dress up when "Daisies for Daisy" are added to the afternoon dessert table.

We see more Girl Scouts green this year. After all, its Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary in 2012.  Greater numbers of alumnae, scouts and families are flowing into the city to celebrate girl scouting’s momentous year. Green Palm Inn’s little downtown bed and breakfast is giving away Savannah Smiles, a new Girl Scout cookie this year. Our guests love the take away treat idea!

And, we’re decorating with daisies.  It’s a little colorful little thing, but we love little things!  “Daisies for Daisy” is the low key, grassroots campaign to honor Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts (established in 1912).  Quietly we see the happy daisies taking an unassuming spot on the Savannah scene in restaurant bud vases, City of Savannah squares, tucked behind young Girl Scout ears, in vases on cookie sale tables, in bouquets at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace mansion, in potted plants on door stoops and porches, and added to colorful garden varieties along lovely Savannah sidewalks.

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.  – Martin Luther

Spring gardens in Savannah GA (c) 2012 Sandy Traub

Spring gardens in Reynolds Square

In the Savannah historic district, the city is truly picture perfect during spring! While azaleas blanket city landscapes, we are excited to do our part to add new colors into Savannah’s beautiful palette.   For indoors decorating, check out PaulaDeen.com, Brandon Branch “Savannah Style” blog post by Brandon Branch, A Green Dinner Party.

If you’re here in old town Savannah now, you see the splendor in Savannah’s springtime! If you’re not here yet, we hope you will arrive soon to enjoy spring in Savannah’s historic district …  a place where green has been celebrated since settlers arrived to green forests in 1733.

See you soon at Green Palm Inn!

Diane McCray, Innkeeper
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