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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Getting out of the Rain - Inside Watson's

Yesterday we wandered outside Watson's in the rain; today, we'll look inside.  Interesting to see these arrangements with cut roses in them.


They're baaack.  The velvet pomegranates once again caught my eye but at $90.00 a pop one won't come home with me.  I bet I could make a few myself...


Ho, ho, ho!


There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found.

These pots were attractive but the more I looked at them, the more they looked like kleenex boxes. 

Orchids everywhere.

And, of course, quite a few of these.



These were labeled simply "Hoya."  I've never seen one with foliage like this before.  

The pianist was away at the moment.


They've got you covered in the tree department!


I thought that I'd seen all the holiday stuff already but they just keep adding more.


Interesting vase.  Not $300.00 worth of interesting but fun to see. 

Some years I'm attracted to everything;  other years I look forward to it all going away to make room for plants.  This year falls into the latter category. 


In some cultures, chrysanthemums would never be brought into one's home as they're associated with death.   The mum/poinsettia combo is pretty colorwise but the significance of birth and death together adds a bit more meaning.




Oh, so cute. 


Are there genies in those bottles? 

Love the big gold fatsia leaves.

An idea for a Monday vase. 

Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you.

Yet another interesting way to present forced paperwhites.  Forcing vase, napkin ring and boom. 

Have you decorated for the season?  

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Stopping by Watson's on a Soggy Sunday

We'll take a look inside the nursery in another post but today let's see what's happening outside.

There is no shortage of fabulous evergreen plants that we can enjoy in our gardens in this area and Watson's offering is impressive.

Camellia sasanquas in bloom punctuated the greens.  

The shade house is used to display cut trees.  No fear of the shade plants getting too much sun at this time of year.


Primula vulgaris.

Hooray for Hellebores.  Winter bloomers reassure us that spring is near (after three more months of winter, that is.)



The reindeer have arrived!

A non-melting snowman (person - how does one know?)



He went that way!




Oh yes, the other reindeer are here as well.  Looks like they're resting up for the big night.

If I had space for more trees, this one, Malus 'Purple Prince,' would certainly have come home with me.  Look at that beautiful bark.

Not to mention the handsome crabapples. 

The tag shows gorgeous fuchsia-colored spring bloom as well.  Oh well, in my next garden...


I really liked these hanging things that would be great all winter long. 

I've got enough stuff kicking around the garden to put one together.  Maybe over break that'll happen.