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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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lunch With A Friend at Windmill Nursery

After returning from our various travels, Alison and I decided to touch base with each other and have lunch at Windmill Nursery (see previous posts here.)
 
High summer and the gardens are looking lovely.  There were several white brugmansias about as well.  Is it any wonder that people choose this as a wedding venue?


Inside were lots of fun things including a great mixed planter in a frost proof pot on sale for a ridiculously low price which barely fit in Alison's plant mobile.  We were having so much fun looking at things that I forgot to take many pictures.

These would work well with galvanized stock tanks.


Wait, where did Alison go?  There she is, flirting with some guy.  You've got to watch those "shy" ones all the time!

We had a grand time at lunch and looking at all kinds of plants.  I considered a gorgeous colocasia but decided that there was no place in my garden for it and it was a bit late in the season to get one.   Begonias on the other hand...

This one hitched a ride to Tacoma.

What a cool sign.  We didn't pick up any chocolate colored plants but Alison invited me to see her gorgeous garden and to have dessert, home made chocolate pots de crème, which we ate on her peaceful deck overlooking her back garden. 
 
Thanks, Alison, for a fun day and for the delicious dessert!  Gardening friends are precious!
 


14 comments:

  1. That was a fun day! Thanks for meeting me for lunch. I'm sad that your summer break is over now, and you are back at school. We need to get together again soon.

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  2. You guys are having entirely too much fun :-) Wish I lived closer so I could visit with y'all--and eat pot de creme, too!

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    1. We'd love to have you join us, just hop in your car and come on up!

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  3. It would be lovely to join you two in one of your garden adventures someday, that is if you'll have us! You guys are always having lots of fun!

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    1. We would have even more fun if you joined us! Let us know when you're coming and we'll plan an adventure packed itinerary!

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    1. Yours don't? Actually, it's only a few of the big ones that have cafes but a lot of them either have espresso areas or snacks of some sort. Years ago, as houses on their street came up for sale, Windmill bought them and once they had them all, they rented them out to businesses like a pond store, a tea shop, an art gallery, etc. The café is run by a separate entity but is available for wedding catering (right out front.) You know you want to move up here!

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  5. I really like Windmill Gardens, and your photos are great!
    I have a chocolate cosmos that I bought from the Chocolate Flower Farm on Whidbey Island.

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    1. One of these days I have to get to Chocolate Flower Farm as I've heard such good things about it.

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  6. You really do have fun when you go nursery and garden visiting don't you!

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    1. Oh yes! Plants and plant people; what could be better?

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  7. Sounds like a great day out! I like the leaves on that begonia.

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    1. It was fun! Never met a begonia I didn't like!

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