The greenhouse was filled with plants, both annuals and perennials, very nice quality and lots of unusual stuff, including the best selection of specialty begonias I have ever seen. But what we loved the most were all the crazy containers they had planted--in pots, baskets, picture frames, and in a whole array of vintage containers. The containers were hanging everywhere, on the walls, from the rafters, and in the middle of the tables filled with plants. There was an old push lawnmower planted with grasses. There were even old gutters hanging in the greenhouse, planted with succulents. Loved those.
Everywhere you looked there were little vignettes of plants--even the tiniest container like a pepper shaker contained a succulent or fern. I particularly liked these planted meat grinders!
Seeing potted containers like this little ceramic donkey made us want to go home and look for all those tchotkes we have laying around our houses that we could plant up. You can even plant an old toaster!
They had lots of these planted frames that you can hang or lay flat.
We loved the way they combined plants, including even veggies in their containers.
We bought a few things, some unusual plants and we each bought a planted container, but mostly we got some great ideas. While we were there, we talked to several people from out of state who told us they come here twice every year, in the spring and at Christmas, which all said is just amazing. Guess we'll be taking a day trip at Christmas time...
|The enamelware bowl planted with succulents that I brought home|