Saturday, April 13, 2013

Spring Greenhouse Field Trip...

You might remember reading about a trip I took to Henrys Farm and Greenhouse  back at the beginning of December with my Mom and my sister.

Today I visited again...for their Spring Garden Party.  What a beautiful day it was...and the flowers were gorgeous!

The first hour was spent walking around and looking, and hearing from some of the experts about particular flowers.  They gave out some beautiful planters as door prizes too, but I was not among the lucky winners. Bummer.

The second two hours were for shopping.  I didn't buy much...I have a favorite greenhouse close to home that I like to support, but I loved looking at all the creative ideas.

Here's a sampling of what we saw today...

The front window...decorated for spring instead of Christmas...

You can compare it to the December picture by clicking on the link above.

Some of my all time favorite flowers...Gerbera Daisies...

...more beautiful flowers...

They are known for their creativity and unique creations.  Some unique wreathes...

I never saw a wreath with succulents in it before, but I liked it!  A lot...

Unique containers for planting...

An old chicken feeder...

And the most unusual ...and definitely the largest "planter"...

Last but not least...check out the unique plant markers!

It's a little hard to see clearly...but it's an old silver fork with "Basil" stamped on it with a metal punch.  They had forks, knives and spoons scattered throughout the herb section.  What a great idea...especially for an herb garden!  I might have to try this one.

What fun it was...and if I didn't have spring fever before, I've definitely got it now, for sure!


  1. Oh this is an awesome place it makes me think of spring and warmth and beauty. It is not spring here at least not warm spring. Thank you for the lovely tour. Hug B

  2. I love going to greenhouses. Especially with my sister. It looks like that one has great ideas. I love the old chicken feeder planter. Thanks for taking pictures. I enjoyed the green and sunshine.

  3. What a wonderful greenhouse! My favorite here is Howard Pines, but I also go to "The Henry's Plant Farm".... a wonderful place!

  4. What a fun place to visit for the beauty of their displays and lots of great ideas! Love the silverware plant markers. :)

  5. If you want to see me go completely nutty, take me to a garden center. I have found it is safer to just give my husband a list. He is much more in control. But if we go together. Oh gosh. I love those daisies so much. I had strict orders that I couldn't plant them for the wedding but you wait come May 20th. :) I love those so much. It looks like it was a very nice way to spend a day.

  6. That fork label is just too cute! I really want spring, but I'm afraid it's been awfully slow to arrive this year. Thanks for taking us to the greenhouse with you.

  7. ahh a bit of spring. makes me look forward to some warmer days to come i hope. spring is slow to spring in my neck of the woods.

  8. A great place to get new ideas and another boost to the spring fever. Loved the watering can planter.

  9. oh, thank you for sharing photos from your spring visit. Inspired all over again - that old piano is just GREAT. Some of these old pianos are too expensive to rehab and people just don't know what to do with them (we have an old one that is just about at that point!).


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