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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Greenhurst Nursery #1

Greenhurst Nursery is a wonderful nursery on Happy Valley Road (yep, truly is the name of the road) in our town and I have to say it's one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. I'm going to take you on a tour of it in the next several weeks - with other posts thrown in, but this is definitely worth the tour. You'll see things in this nursery that you've probably never seen in another nursery. They have a website now if you'd like to visit it: Greenhurst Nursery.

I love going to this place, and it's where we buy all our plants and trees and a few other things as you'll see over the course of the next several weeks.

A week ago today - saturday - Love Bunny and I went there to buy a gardenia plant and they were readying the store for Christmas. I thought why not ask them if I can photograph the inside of this wonderful place. I asked one of the women there who I think is a manager or at least someone who would have the authority to "yea or nay" me and after a look of several seconds passing she said "yes"!! I was thrilled. So during the week I decided that friday next would be the best time for me. I wanted to look like I hadn't just stepped out of the mud in the yard, which is generally the way I travel to the nursery, my sweet cherubs!! So I went in and asked another person or two who looked to be "in charge" and again the permission was given. I thank them profusely for giving me the permission to share this wonderful place with you. No rock music at this place; it's mostly classical or at least soothing music for the plants. That in itself draws me to this peaceful haven.

I took 225 photos friday and will only share a few at a time because it would take forever to load my page if I did that. So sit back and enjoy the tour. I can promise you that you won't be disappointed at the end. This ain't your mother's old time nursery, chicks! :-) Bear in mind I had no control over the lighting of the place - just control of my camera as much as I could adjust to lighting of various sorts: incandescent, florescent and lamps and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. In other words, I did the best I could, my little chicks! (Ooooh, and of course, you get my whimsical and witty descriptions of the place!)

The first place I headed was the conservatory. It was a cold day with bright sunshine but in the conservatory it was toasty warm and filtered light though the "walls" and top.

It has a pond as you walk in so I got it from 2 different vantage points. You really need to click to enlarge the photos for them to see the pennies little kids must have thrown into the pond, but also to see this place in all its glory. Every plant in here is live. In no other part of the nursery store is anything "live"; it's all fake or as I prefer to call them: faux. Keep that in mind; it's very important. Live here only; rest fake! Outside all the plants are alive obviously! Get it???? *Sigh*............. LOL

Next 2 photos are orchids.

This little spot is where we found our gardenia plant also. Some are gardenias here and some are azaleas I believe.

Don't you just love that little shabby plant stand?!?! Squeeeeeeal......... Ya think they'd notice me carrying it out on my back? Hmmmmmm. I'd leave the plants there, of course. ;-)

Tropical plants remind me of when we lived in San Diego and went to Old Town to a mexican restaurant and ate out among the banana trees. Truly a special time for us.

Introducing Mr. Frog..........

Are these the 2 resident mascots??? I don't know. Maybe. I asked for their names but the lady told me she didn't think they had names. I call them Mr. Blue and Mr. Yellow. Not sure if they guys or chicks though!! Hah..........

Bonsai plant/trees

And this is just a "tease" of what's to come in the next weeks ahead. You'll be surprised at all you'll see, my sweet chicks. "Wink"!!...........


Now for something different. A little hanging wall pocket
A new little pocket I have for sale on my selling blog: La Maison Rose


  1. Time spent wandering around a nursery is never time wasted. I love to visit our local nursery - even better since they put in a tearooms. Now I can stop off for a devonshire tea and stay at the nursery even longer.
    Look forward to seeing all your photos Connie.

  2. My Menopause time clock ringing in the late hour. LOL!
    The Nursery is the only shop stop my hubby will volunteer to go. Looks like this one had quite the variety of foliage. Thanks for sharing the pics.
    Sweet Wishes,

  3. Okay, so now I know I just have to ask instead of running around like an obvious spy to get pictures. I saw a wreath there last year that I absolutely fell in love with; just not for the $800.00 they were asking for it. I ended up using my cellphone to snap a pic so that in the very far future, I could possibly make one of my own.

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the pics!


  4. Wow what a terrific place you have there to wander around and enjoy all that beauty.. I loved it... and anxiously awaiting the other photos... I wasn't on much yesterday and was sad to see that you were sad... We all have those days and best to just go with it... I hope your feeling much better today sweetie because you are a beam of sunshine everyday...


  5. Oh Connie, I love plants, I can spent hours in a nursery. I'm so looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures. I loved it...
    Happy Tuesday, Virginia

  6. What a beautiful place dearest Connie! I love to spend time is such places...your pictures are so lovely!

    Your wall pocket is wonderful!! You are so talented, so creative!


  7. That's a lovely nursery! I can't wait to see more pictures! I love gardenias, too, but I always kill them, they're not the easiest things to keep alive in PA, I guess! Especially over the winter in a drafty 100-yr old house!

    I LOVE your little wall pocket! It's simply sweet!

    Have a lovely day!
    Margie :)

  8. Hi Connie! I love nurseries too.... and this time of the year is good to visit, since usually trees and roses are down 50% off!

    Have a great day and rest of week!


  9. Hi Connie, wow you have been busy blogging since I've been here last. This nursery is just beautiful. I love to mosey around them. Nan's table is beautiful! I love how your room came out, your pink saturday is adorable, I love those fabric boxes. Rhea's gifts to you are so cute. I love the pasteries!
    Love you, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  10. Hey Connie,
    Sorry I have not been by for a while, but like you have been feeling very down & not up to much!!. I love your local Nursery (not to mention the name of the road it is on) that plant stand is just to die for I reckon. There is something special about Gardenias, mine have their flowers just opening, the smell is gorgeous, especially on a warm night sitting on my front veranda!
    Hope you have cheered up Miss Sweet Connie & have a smile back on your dial!

    Cannot wait for the next visit to this lovely Nursery.

    lyn xoxoxo

  11. I envy you. Our flowers are gone and the frost has come. You are visiting a nursery that has beautiful offerings. We do have a nursery operated by a Mennonite family. After Thanksgiving they will have a Christmas open house. They have beautiful poinsettas. They also set up rows of tables and serve delicious home made soup, drinks, and cookies of every variety. I just got an idea for a post. I'll ask those ladies if I can take pictures. I do love the pond. I'm anxious to see the other pictures.

  12. I'm pretty sure this is the place I want to put my rocking chair one day...was there a harpist playing by chance?

  13. Oh those orchids are so pretty.I have never had one. I have a brown thumb.They are kind of pricey and I would hate to kill it ! Ha !

  14. Hey Connie,
    What a beautiful nursery...I know you enjoyed your visit...hey, I'll help you get that shabby plant stand...just stand out of the way! LOL! Oh, are so funny! Looking forward to seeing more...and loving the cute little rose pocket you made. Have a great day!

  15. What a beautiful place, Connie. The orchids are so pretty. thanks for sharing.

  16. Connie: I hope you like my post on this beautiful nursery!!

  17. I luv the wrought iron plant stand! What a beauty Thanks for sharing...Julian


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