I wanted to be 2 things as a child: interior designer and landscape architect.
I apprenticed with a designer a few years back and quickly realized I was not cut out for the industry. Functional .. not fancy.
I never apprenticed with a landscape architect but I ruled that industry out many moons ago. I am really really bad with bugs.
I still swoon over landscapes. It might one of the reasons I love golf courses so much.
I will have a backyard that is to.die.for one of these days. Until then, I will continue working on my patio (that post coming shortly).
Growing up, my mom would take me to nurseries while on the hunt for flowers and shrubs. We rarely went to Lowe’s or Home Depot to buy what Ford’s and Laurel Hill had.
I loved going with her! I might have even made recommendations on which plants she should buy. 😉
Last week, Raymond encouraged me to take a day off to regroup from a busy first half of the week. I committed to an afternoon off and decided to “poke around”.
I happened upon Dearness Gardens and fell in a nursery coma. I was in heaven.
What I like best about nurseries is their abundance of plants and flowers … and their friendly staff. I asked a million questions and received two million answers.
Did you know that Miracle Gro is not the best fertilizer for container plants and hanging baskets? Apparently it runs right out the bottom each time you water. Slow release fertilizer is the way to go.
They also sell plants and flowers that I don’t typically find at Lowe’s or Home Depot.
I started going hog wild (is that a southern term) and gathering plants as quickly as I could. Then reality set in. I still have some planning to do before buying too many plants. I came home with a good assortment to get me started.
And don’t get me started on their wide selection of birdhouses and bird feeders! Let’s just say I could have dropped $200 just on bird accessories alone!
It was the best afternoon and that is just one of my stops! I’ll be talking all things antiques, roosters, and farms soon! 🙂
Do you shop at a local nursery? If so, where is your favorite? Link in the comments — I would love to check them out!
Until next time…