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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, March 13, 2018

Spring's Really Hopping at Bellevue Nursery

Are you familiar with Laura Numeroff's children's books with titles like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Pig a Pancake?  She's written a whole series of these books which advise, for instance, "If you give a pig a pancake, he'll want maple syrup.  When he gets the maple syrup, he'll want..." and on it goes.  So, if you give a plant addict a plant sale, he'll want to stop by Wells Medina and since he's already on the east side, he'll want to stop by Bellevue Nursery. So, on a sunny Saturday, the plant mobile stopped by this Bellevue treasure to inhale more of the joy of spring.

The crocus are croaking it must be spring. 


Every urban garden needs a tractor, right? 

Oh my goodness, it's finally not raining cats and frogs. 

The sunshine makes us soggy bog dwellers feel giddy and in the pink. Our vitamin D depleted systems are ready to bask in the sunshine at the slightest sunbreak.

Something fishy is going on around here!

How do they make these little two-inch potted trees look so cute? 

Like all gardeners, this guy's got plants on his mind.

This nursery always finds fun and creative ways to display tillandsias. 

They look like undersea creatures growing on this sparkly coral.

Love these little pots. 

One must be careful!

Plant coolness abounds. 

All geared up for the coming season.

Everything is just ducky!

Fabulous weather-resistant solar lanterns.  

If you're looking for spring, just hop on in!

Hey bunny, what's for dinner?  You look radishing by the way. 

It was seventy degrees here today and felt downright summery.  The prognosticators tell us that tomorrow the rain will return and highs will be back down in the low 50's but it was a nice run of sun while we had it.

22 comments:

  1. I am hoping for high 40s or even 50 this weekend so I can go out and cut down the Hellebore and Epimedium leaves. They are all brown and crinkly from the lack of early snow cover. Love those solar lanterns. Did you buy one of those glittery coral chunks?!

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    1. Believe it or not, I didn't buy anything. Crazy, right?

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  2. Hmmm...that "little pot" that you love is mighty cute for just $13.99. Did they come in other colors?

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    1. I think that was the only color there but it was a pretty good price for both the pot and the plant!

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  3. "soggy bog dwellers...", I love that. Is this the Bellevue nursery on Bellevue Way? I need to stop by, it's been a while. That head planter is mighty fine; the draping succulent is a nice touch. So, did the tractor jump into your cart?

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    1. That's the nursery. Strangely, nothing jumped into my cart this visit.

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  4. You DO sound positively gleeful! We've got more rain coming so I'm pretty happy down here in SoCal too. Thank you (and Alison!) for sending it!

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  5. So much fun stuff! Now I wish we'd poked our heads in there the other day, even though you were there so recently. I like that head planter, he's handsome and different. That's an unusual Senecio too.

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  6. Ha, I have a lot of those books! What a lovely outing to take advantage of the nice weather! Here our snow is up to a foot and a half...

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    1. Yikes! Sorry to hear about your snow. Have you ever considered moving west?

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  7. So looking forward to some of those 50's and upward temps. What a fun sashay through the nursery. I am surprised you resisted all of those goodies. I would have been tempted for some purchases.

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    1. It was sure a nice break from the cold and wet. Bellevue Nursery always has a lot of temptations.

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  8. A break in the weather is always a joy... we're still waiting. ;)

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    1. Sorry you're still waiting, Eliza. The fiery orb in the sky will surely triumph over old man winter soon.

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  9. Spring in the garden centers is always so much fun.

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    1. It sure is..and summer, fall, winter...

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  10. Loved all your clever descriptions. What a nice place to stir your imagination.

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  11. What fun decor items! It is windy and cold in Virginia.

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  12. Love that green tractor! Wish I had one. An entertaining tour.

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  13. I'm ready for a few more sunny, 70 degree days.

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