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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Greenhurst Nursery #14 & Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday. I made this little pin cushion for someone to give as a special gift.

"Dream walk" is what I'm going to call this post because I dream when I go down these paths. I feel a calmness and yet an excitement at all the lovely things I see here. My life is no more nor less hectic than any other people my age. Our daughter and son are grown and we're in the twilight of our lives but I'm telling you I've never been busier than I am in these "senior" years! I'm rarely idle. By idle I mean doing absolutely nothing productive. Reading is not "idle" time for me; it's essential to my well being. My son, daughter and I absolutely absorb books non-stop. I love reading and will until I die. But I'm digressing.....

I walk these paths and dream of what my yard could look like if we had enough energy and money to make it look like this but it isn't the priority it once was. Just having my grass cut, weeds pulled and rose bushes trimmed is about all I feel I can put on hubby's shoulders now. So we meander the nursery gardens and "dream." I do buy some things once in a while but nothing to "kill" Love Bunny with working too much. I've grown quite fond of his face around here and will keep him forever.

This little path is just outside their side door going to the back of the nursery where all the trees, shrubs and flowers are. Underneath those stones is water. On the right........well, let's just meander the path.......oooops, sorry, but they didn't all come out sequentially and I'm NOT going to cut and paste so live with it, chickees! Let's go....

I love this long view of that area.

To the right is a waterfall. Enlarge to see hippopotamus in the water.

Closer view of the "stone bridge" pathway.

Another view of the waterfall.

Ornamental plants. Look like roses to me.

Long view of grotto or waterfall. That tree limb on the left goes across the pathway, across a huge section of lawn to its tree! They've had to put ropes up there to hold it up. That branch has got to be 50 ft. long at least. I've never seen anything like it. The whole branch looks like that end piece. They just keep propping it up with those ropes strung across the space. Amazing.

Koi pond on left side of stone path.

This is their bulb section which would be behind me while taking pix of the pathway. It's an outside wall of the nursery shop.

The outdoor furniture. It's not HIGH end but higher end than most nurseries I've seen. Our area of the country couldn't support the upper end of that kind of furniture. Idaho does have more millionaires per capita than any other state, but they all live in Sun Valley and Ketchum! Not many down here in the Boise area.

Just a look at a piece of their extensive statuary there.

More shaded areas to walk through while delighting in the displays.

The beginning of another part of the nursery - water plants I believe.

Standing at the entrance to the outside looking towards the back.

Off to the left is the "pottery barn" and trellises and display things for your yard.

Looks endless, doesn't it? Bathrooms on the right, ladies!! ;-) Soft drink machine also.

The shade plants.

I would give much to have that nursery back up to my home. Ohhh, what delights those homeowners must experience.

Of course, trees, trees and MORE trees.

My favorite section - the rose garden.

Another little section with shrubs and trees.

Lots of places to sit and take a break and rest.

This is the end of the season so this exotic plant greenhouse is pretty empty. Lots of stuff in here when spring and summer are here.

Reeeeallly big!

A pink rose singing its swan song for this year.

Inside is a bit of bling for chicks also.

An outside water device for soothing you.

Another view of all the furniture and japanese "gongs" and copper pots.

Colorful gazing balls and flags.

One last look at indoors before I left.

These are clipperz for stationery or scrapping.

And that's it for today. I think I have 3 or 4 more posts with closeups of the kitchen area and more stuff that they put up after the first group of pictures. They were having an open house the 2nd time I went and had more decorations up. But we'll see how many more posts I'll have doing this nursery series. I promise to not do many more posts on it. On to other things after that, my little cherubs.


  1. Been a while since my last visit, lol. But as always enjoy it, and the nursery is again wonderful!!

    Hugs from the Netherlands.

  2. this was fun Connie...just getting caught up on blogs a bit..thank you for your sweet comment on my blog about my brother..

  3. Good Morning Connie... I am just hooked on that place... Loved all the pictures and really loved the one outside water fountain... I will be sad when these are done... They are so peaceful to look at... Have a great day!


  4. I'm glad you told me to click to see the hippo. I never would have spotted it otherwise. Happy Pink Day.

  5. Connie, That place is endless! How long were you in there? They are like a huge department store with an empasis on gardening!

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and a great Pink Sat! Dana

  6. What a place that is! Happy Pink Saturday!

  7. What a great tour! It's a wonderful place.

    When I saw your picture of the bulb area, I thought it was a candy counter! So much variety and color.

    You have a great attitude toward life. It will keep you young.

    have a great Pink Saturday.

  8. Can't wait to buy my roses in January. I'm running out of places to put them. What wonderful inspiration! Happy PS!

  9. Oh my! I can not get over how big that nursery is! I am enjoying your trip to the nursery so much!!
    Have a wonderful pink weekend!

  10. Connie, I would be in hog heaven at this place. There are so many beautiful things there. The dream walk and all. And your little pin cushion is beautiful! Deb

  11. Connie, What a lovely place! Such great photos..
    Hope all is well with you and that you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs ~Mary~ :-}

  12. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie. It is so nice to read of the love you have for your husband. I am blessed with a wonderful one, too.

    I have enjoyed this tour so much. What a fantastic place!

  13. Hope you're having a wonderful pink day. I loved your little pincushion and the postings on the nursery. They're wonderful. Have a lovely week. :)

  14. Connie,
    Enjoyed the walk through the nursery with you so pretty. That place is huge. I too like to go and dream of my large beautiful gardens that I would love to have. Maybe some day.
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  15. Connie, you took such wonderful photos I felt like I was strolling along with you. What a wonderful place. You were so very thoughtful to share it with everyone! By the way, did you receive my e-mail inquiry I sent you last week about the fabric?

  16. Hello connie!

    Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Love all your latest pictures! Getting ready for Christmas? I am just beginnning! Have a wonderful week.


  17. A love for reading is a great thing. I hope you are having a great day.


  19. Love the pin cushion! Thanks for stopping by today to see the latest stuff on the website...sounds like you have an awesome Goodwill!


  20. Beautiful pics.
    Specially I love nr1 - long view of that area.
    This little pin cushion is amazing!

    Have a bless Sunday!

  21. What a great place to visit I sure could use a stroll through there myself! Hope you are having a Happy Pink Serene Saturday! ~ Robyn

  22. Thank you for taking me along on a beautiful walk. Happy pink :)EllenL

  23. Hey Connie, I'm having a give away, please stop by and enter!! It expires soon!!!

  24. Hey Connie you sweet chick;;;
    I am so enjoying all of your posts on the nursery. I am drooling all over my poor laptop. lol I would love to have a back yard like they have. oooooooo just would love it.or even my front yard. So much to see, can't wait for the next post..

    Have a great weekend.

  25. Oh, so much fun here. Thanks for taking us on the tour...
    I am so far behind on my visiting, I don't know if I will ever get caught keeps getting in the way...ya know?
    Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving such sweet words...
    love, bj

  26. Wow what a lovely nursery Connie!
    Thanks for visiting me all that time I've been away! :)

  27. Connie huney.. i've been following you virtually at the nursery.. and I think I just die and go to heaven! hehehehehe I saw so many things that I 'want'..happy pink saturday sugarbun! have a great weekend too!

  28. great post as usual, hope you have a wonderful week,

  29. Happy Pink Saturday Connie,

    Hate to see the pictures end from the nursery...thank you for sharing all of them. That path out back is fab too.

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

  30. A cute pincushion you have there and the nursery was wonderful! Thanks for the visit! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

  31. I can see that you will be spending a lot of time there Connie!

  32. Happy PS a little late, sweet friend!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  33. What a beautiful walk...there's just nothing like the feeling of being out in nature...this is a beautiful little path...great place to dream...
    The pin cushion is so cute too!


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