Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Greenhouse...

Hidden away in the southern end of the county is a wonderful greenhouse that is a must visit for any of you who live in Lancaster County.

This morning my sister, my Mom and I visited Henrys' Greenhouses  just west of the Buck.  It was my first visit, and I was not disappointed!  They have retail hours several times a year...Christmas being a great time to go and stock up on beautiful flowers and great ideas!

We loved the original ideas that we saw.  There was so much to see before we even got inside!

This is the porch where you enter.  Check out what's growing on the roof over the porch...

I loved the old bicycle leaning on the post.  In the spring, my sister said the old ladder that you see hanging horizontally was filled with hanging baskets...

If you just happen to have some old stairs laying around, you might as well decorate them...

And I loved this old nesting box filled with green and swags...

Then we headed inside.

Make the seat of an old chair into a planter box filled with bulbs...I think these were "paper white" bulbs...

Unique ways to hang plants...

I have some old canning racks like this in the basement...what a creative idea!

This nesting wreath is unique.  It's a wreath form wrapped with wool...hang it out for the birds to pick at and have something soft to line their nests!

The hood of an old Farmall and an old gas can make nice decorations too...

And of course the highlight was seeing the tables full of beautiful poinsettias, in every color, style and size you could imagine...

These were my absolute favorite, so I bought a couple for myself...

And of course there were lots of the traditional reds...

We enjoyed ourselves immensely...

If you have the chance to visit, they're open until December 22nd...Monday-Friday, 9-5 and Saturdays, 8-12.  If you go, allow plenty of time for browsing, and don't forget your checkbook!  :)

I was not asked to write this post, and asked permission before I did.  You can click on the link at the top to visit their blog and get more information and ideas.


  1. Greenhouses are one of my favorite places to browse anytime of year. Wish that one wasn't so far away, but you did a great virtual tour. Love the ideas!

  2. Oh I know the temptations of those greenhouses. We have one a few minutes down the road from us and they are absolutely beautifully decorated year round and for any occasions.

    I'm so glad that you took the time for a trip with your mom and your sister to feast your eyes on all this wonderful stuff.

    Have a great weekend'

  3. Oh I do wish I lived closer I can see why the big smiles were left on your faces. I love the different ideas using cool old things I actually have in my scrap pile. Wow I wish I lived closer. Thank you for taking me along. B

  4. Oh, gosh, what great ideas and beautiful flowers... what a fun day!

  5. I love it! What a great place. The people there are very creative. Thank you for sharing!

  6. OMG I can just see that place. Love the canning rack idea for bulbs ! Wish I lived close enough to have a run over there. great picture of you three too,

  7. Such inspiration for wonderful gardens! Oh... and I do have a set of steps hanging around... hmmmm, just where shall I 'plant' them?!!

  8. What a wonderful trip! I would love visiting that store. So many neat ideas. The poinsettias were beautiful too.

  9. What a fun trip!! I love the photo at then end very pretty group of girls out for a trip.
    I would love to decorate with everything you saw. What fun.
    I would make sure I went every year if I didn't live all across the nation from you.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. It looks like a great place to visit! I wish I were closer.

  11. Wow, I'll have to study those pictures more, so many great ideas.

  12. Now that is a store I could enjoy.

  13. how fun! i love it... and the ball jar is my favorite! and im sure it smelled amazing. take care!

  14. Wow! Now that is a place that I would absolutely love. I just love creativity, especially when it is mixed with nature and old rusty stuff! If I went there, I think my head would be swimming with all kinds of inspiration. I love the photo of you and your mom and sister. It is beautiful!

  15. how clever! I'm so inspired by your pictures.

  16. Oh, gosh, so many good ideas in this place. Wish I could visit. I may just make that wool wreath to put out for the birds this spring.


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