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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.