Monday, May 14, 2012

Smoking Hot


 And how did we recover from a busy Mothers Day Saturday? Don't you know the minute GG and I got a few extra pence in our pockets and an hour to spare we were off to a nursery?

We spent many hours in the garden yesterday but it didn't seem like we had quite enough plants. So we piled into the truck with the Lab and headed off to a small family run nursery about a half an hour from us.

This nursery is always in a bit of a shambles. Some plants are thriving, others dying for a drink.  But if you root around for a while you can manage to find a few treasures.

GG: a rock, a rhubarb and a sensations lilac bush.

Me: black velvet petunia, mini white zinnias, a delicious vanilla scented heliotrope, a pinstripe petunia and a moonflower vine.


I can't seem to get enough dark or smokey colored plants this year.

The nursery owner seemed tickled by us when we referred to our "dead peach tree bed".  So much so GG got her rock for 1/2 its price.  I think he was also impressed that she casually heaved the 120 lb. boulder into the back of the truck by herself.


Blonde, blue eyed and strong: talk about a knockout rose.  And a provider.


She grew tonight's dinner!

16 comments:

  1. Love the scent of Heliotrope, could stick my face in them all day long!

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  2. I love Heliotrope...and those dark purple petunias, too!

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  3. 120 pounds? I am really impressed! All of your treasures will look great in your garden (are they already there?). Glad you had a nice end to what I'm sure was an action packed weeend!

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  4. oh jane your garden sounds delightful. and i am super impressed by heaving a 120 lb rock!

    right now my hayfever is going strong so i can only water and look at my garden. larry has to mow - poor me!

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  5. I am loving the dark, smokeys too. I forgot about heliotrope--had some at another house. I think I need some. That GG is a keeper.

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  6. 120 lbs? I'm very impressed. And also quite fond of your purples.

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  7. You sound like me, I need to stay away from the nursery(ies) for fear of bankruptcy.

    120 lbs. huh? I'm such a wimp.

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  8. Here's to the very competent GG, deserving of very many flowers. Could the dead peach tree bed be renamed the GG Tributary Dead Peach Tree Bed?

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  9. What a great way to wrap up your weekend. Hope a bit of sleep was included, too. oxo

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  10. Good looking broccoli. I don't do 120lb rocks. Anymore. And tell GG to stop doing 120 lb rocks. Her back will thank you (later). I wonder whether any of the nurseries I went to when I lived in Alexandria are the ones you go to. I don't remember their names. They were an odd bunch, but it was my first garden, and I was learning.

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  11. I'm a purple loving gal. Intense color and looks good with gray xo

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  12. Can I borrow GG and could she bring dinner....please?!!!!!!

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  13. The petunia looks amazing. Please please could you both come and spend some time in my garden. I so desperately need some help!

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  14. There isn't a lot to better do on a weekend than spending time in the garden ;-)
    Love those dark petunias, but usually if had tried them they all grew lighter into any shades of pink/purple so I am looking forward to your progress during summer...
    Have another great weekend!
    Tina in Germany

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