Sunday, March 17, 2013

Nursery Visit

AFTER VISITING THE DEEPWOOD Estate, (see the two previous posts) we headed to a nearby nursery to look around. Although it was early in the season, there was a nice selection of eye candy.  


Right in the parking lot were oodles of pretties... 


Don't all of us need royalty in our gardens? Check out King Kong. Cate went right over and introduced herself. 


Viburnum tinus and blooming Heather

Sweet pussy willows















The nursery had this beautiful water feature.
 

Brace yourself for the next photo. If you think it's creepy imagine our surprise when we saw it there on the floor. Sikes!


The weather has been decent so I've been able to get a lot done in the garden, making up for lost time. What a mess I left for myself! If the weather continues to hold, I might actually have a decent looking garden this year. How about you? Have you been able to do any gardening yet? 

16 comments:

sharon said...

I love the guy It would be great in a graveyard!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It looks like spring is springing in your area and I'm glad you were able to get out to play in your gardens.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Nadezda said...

Grace, I love your visit to garden center, but I think those visits are often dangerous for our purses! Sweet pussy willows are pretty, I would buy :))
The head under the bench is cute!

outlawgardener said...

Oh my, Cate could get a reputation! Looks like a fun nursery visit! The last picture is creepy. Wouldn't that be a nifty surprise for visitors to one's garden?

HeatherF1 said...

I love that water feature! That guy coming out of the ground is super creepy. Who would buy that?Which nursery is this?
Glad you have been finding time to get out in the garden, as well. I am so sore today after taking on my worst garden chore yesterday- trimming my roses on my pergola. I had really slacked on it the last few years and it showed. I came in looking like a bag lady, and I am pretty cut up, as well.

Lona said...

Oh I need to go to a nursery to see some color. LOL! Those primroses looks so pretty.Any color looks good now this late into winter. I love their waterfalls. How beautiful. If only.... Grace I think you need that man in your garden. LOL!

Hannah said...

Your spring is well ahead of ours, though similar plants are in the garden centers, but the sculptures are great! I can imagine the last one at some Halloween decorated houses I have seen. The daffodils and primulas are blooming here, as well as the winter heather. Nice photos!

Anna Maria said...

Wow!...what a beautiful nursery...the flowers are wonderful. Happy you have your garden started. I did plant all my annuals this weekend hoping we have had our last frost....then it went up to the mid 90's today...I want my spring back now!!!!

Anna Maria said...

Wow!...what a beautiful nursery...the flowers are wonderful. Happy you have your garden started. I did plant all my annuals this weekend hoping we have had our last frost....then it went up to the mid 90's today...I want my spring back now!!!!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

So nice to hear you have been in the garden...we are getting hammered with a snowstorm for the next few days...oh well someday spring will come.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hi there Gracie girl : )
Love how friendly King Kong is and all these gorgeous plants make me so jealous .. we got hit by a snow storm last night so it is like the beginning of winter ... no where near the end .. rather depressing but what can you do eh ?
Creepy guy would be perfect for Halloween !! hahaha
Love water features of any kind .. my dream garden would have them and a HERD of singing frogs .. now that would be heaven to me ! haha
Joy : )

andrea said...

Looks to be a wonderful "field trip"! I can't believe how gorgeous all of the plants are in your area already. Everything is still pretty much brown here except a few daffs and crocus and snowdrops. I long for some rain too, it's been a really dry winter. Anyway, thanks for the mouth-watering photos and the crazy creatures! :)

Casa Mariposa said...

A garden center with a giant King Kong statue? Sign me up! I've been puttering in the garden as much as time/weather have allowed. I feel good about how it will all come together this year. :o)

MulchMaid said...

That is one comprehensive nursery, from bulbs to annuals to perennials to garden "art"/Halloween decor. The pond is wonderful! So what's the name of the nursery? ( Inquiring minds want to know!)

HolleyGarden said...

So much color! Very pretty. I love their combinations. And I am oohing and ahhing over the bleeding heart. I have planted I don't know how many of those, but I don't think one has ever come up! Obviously, I am doing something wrong! Wish me luck - I planted more just last week!

Anonymous said...

Perfect spring for getting things done: stretches of mild with inclement in between for resting up.