I mean come on, really? Just last weekend I was at a local nursery...
picking up some basket, window box type plants. The ones that I don't start from seed like million bells or by it's "real" name calibrachoa, bacopa and sweet potato vine... although I'm never successful with the sweet potato vine, I keep trying. Other people have it cascading out of their baskets, not me. Mine typically looks the same from the day I plant it until the first frost... doesn't die but it doesn't grow either. I've tried every location and exposure... but I do keep trying.
But I digress from my fickle weather story... hopefully the weather here will finally start to warm up to normal spring like temps. Some days we haven't even hit 50 degrees! And for the snow day, I must admit, the snow only came down long enough to turn everything white and melted pretty quickly.
But I needed to remind myself that it IS spring. So today, my first Friday off I made a trip to my, hands down, favorite nursery of all time. It's just outside of the little local town of Lynden. It's called the Hi Hoe Nursery...
the folks there are fabulous, friendly and knowledgeable.
They don't do a lot of annuals, more perennials, trees and bushes. Their camellias were in full bloom..
I really would like a camellia. They are evergreen and many varieties bloom about now. This white with pink stripe one was one of my favorites... besides the plain pale pink. Hi Hoe also has a lot of rustic, chippy wooden and metal objects for your garden. It's where I got this little gem of a garden chair a couple of summers ago...
They also take old wooden pop crates and use them for small plants. Very cute. I did pick up a new Limelight Hydrangea, if you couldn't tell by the name, the flowers are a fabulous lime green color. I have one that is 3 or 4 years old and it's one of the hydrangea varieties that will take more sun.
|photo courtesy of blue river nursery|
Hopefully the weather will be decent to get out tomorrow and start planting the vegetable garden. I am so ready for spring and maybe some warmer weather perhaps? A little less rain and definitely, no more snow!
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