On Saturday, my wonderful husband and I made a trip down to my parents' farm for a visit. I took my mom some daisy plants from my garden and surveyed the vegetables they've planted . On our way home, we stopped at my favorite local greenhouse. It is a family run operation. It has a somewhat chaotic appearance but they know where everything is so if you can't find something in particular, just ask. The main greenhouse has some of everything that likes sun. There is a shade and house plant green house, and then several other greenhouses that you can browse but most of the plants are more of their main selection with some space for rose bushes and perrenials in different areas. Besides the whole local owned, family run atmosphere (and the tradition as my mom has shopped there for years), most of their plants are in peat pots. I snip the bottom for good measure and put the whole thing in the soil. I don't have 40 little plastic pots when I'm done planting. Some larger items come in plastic pots but I love the peat pots the best. My wonderful husband's oldest sister and family now lives in the same town as my favorite local greenhouse so we got some bright colored flowers for her children and this gardening aunt set them up to plant a container for their new home. They are almost 12, 6 and 4 1/2. I think it was a hit and I'm expecting progress reports on the flowers especially from our 6 year old niece. She's all about flowers. Anyway, we got home late in the day and Sunday had some other things going on so none of my flowers are planted yet. I have the containers and baskets ready and tucked all the plants by our back steps behind the air conditioner. It makes for a nice little plant nursery from time to time.
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