Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Trip to the "Candy" Store

Let me take you on a little trip to the candy store...well, a trip to a gardener's "candy" store, that is!

I love flowers and veggies, but I'm a gardener only in the loosest terms.  Mr. Handsome-and-Handy has been bitten by the gardening bug lately, though, and he prepped some planters and wanted me to do a little shopping.

Hmm.  Flowers?  Shopping?  I'm so there.  And I knew just the place for it.  I think I'll just let the photos do the rest of the talking....

Here's the place!  It's like a botanical garden, but everything is for sale!

This is a small section out front - perennials and roses

I thought of Lori when I saw these!

I was really tempted to buy this peony, but I've never grown them, $32.50 is kind of an expensive experiment to try on the gopher-and-snail farm that is our garden.

Here's the inside!  I loved all the hanging baskets.

Did it take a lot of patience to set out all of these impatiens?

I loved this garden-in-a-pot! (Why do mine never look like that?!)

A whole section of just lavenders!

Big, fluffy hydrangeas

Mmmm, freesias!  So fragrant!  I almost bought that one in the foreground.

They fit all this in one container!  ($140?!?  I'll pass.)

A quiet corner of the nursery grounds.  At least the view is free!

This is what "restraint" looks like.


Lori said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I love all those flowers. Sometimes shopping at a greenhouse is just as much fun as going to a regular garden isn't it?

Now you have done it, though. I am going to get more plants today. I cannot resist.

debby said...

Fun to see that nursery again! And boy howdy, you did illustrate restraint very well!

Brooke said...

gorgeous flowers! jay wants hanging baskets but i'm too lazy to care for them.

DebraSY said...

Heuy, just checked in to find that you're back. What a couple of spectacular posts to get back in the swing! Those flowers are out of this world.

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