Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rainy Saturday

The perfect activity for a dreary Saturday morning?

Paying a visit to the garden center, where it's always warm and colorful.

Are garden centers your idea of a good time?

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20 comments:

  1. I used to visit garden centres regularly but haven't gone for ages. Wish I had time and energy for a spot of gardening.

    Like the hanging ferns and orchids in the photo.

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    1. Yeah I don't have time right now but its nice to dream. :) Plus its a little too early to plant anything just yet.

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  2. Our planting season usually starts the 3rd week of May, so the garden centres aren't open much before that. I think we have one indoor greenhouse for house plants...must drop by!

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    1. Yeah our last frost date isn't til May so I'm not why they bring everything out so early but I do enjoy the greenery when its yucky outside.

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    2. I never thought that garden centres would have seasonal opening hours. That's the thing about bein in a place with mild weather, there's always something you can plant. Not advisable in summer, though, as it is too hot for most plants to take root.

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    3. Mild weather most of the year sounds so nice as we're finally coming out of winter. :) I wonder if I'd miss the cold and snow.

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  3. oh yes! definitely the idea of a good time. although i have to be careful because i can spend so much money without even realizing it!

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    1. Very true! I would love a shopping spree at a garden place.

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  4. Yep, love a good browse of a garden centre, though my chosen 'pick me up' is usually to browse a book store, and add to my library reading list. Awww my happy place.

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    1. Ooh, the library and book store are great happy places. Definitely will take my minds off my worries :)

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  5. I wish I had a green thumb but I've pretty much accepted I don't! I'm toying with the idea of putting one planter on our porch to swap out flowers and greenery seasonally. Low maintenance and fairly inexpensive. I also love buying potted daffodils or mums in the Spring for the table inside.

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    1. My thumb isn't the greenest, either! I definitely have a lot to learn. Low maintenance is how I like it too :)

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  6. Tried to comment from my phone a few days ago, but never seems to go through (*my phone's fault.) Garden centres are definitely my idea of a good time...we got out last Saturday and did just that! So relaxing and fun. Hope your studies are going well!

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    1. There's something about being surrounded by plants that relaxes me too. :)

      Studies are going well as far as getting things checked off . . I just have to keep it up!

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  7. Gardening centers, like book stores, have a bad habit of getting me in trouble. As I wander through both of them I see far to many ideas of things I'd like to get with far to little money and far to little time. I LOVE them both dearly though as I am a reader of almost everything and have a very green thumb and will try most things at least once. This is why I have to be so careful what stores I go into, I wander into trouble so easily. :)

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    1. Oh yes - gardening and books are both dangerous for me money-wise. Wouldn't it be nice to have a library for plants so you could try out different things and see if you're able to keep them alive before committing to buying one?

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    2. That would be wonderful as I love Orchids, but they're delicate, and horrifically tempermental flowers that I have spent a lot of money over the years on. I could've saved myself a good chunk of change.

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    3. It's a shame they're so tough to take care of - they're beautiful!

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