A small, fancy maple caught Tom's eye right away. He talked himself out of it, but in the end I talked him back into it. It will be a bonsai.
There is a lot of old stuff here. The nursery dates from 1946, and the owners like to "preserve small bits of history" from the Skagit Valley farmland. They have moved in old buildings and preserve the old buildings from the original business instead of building new structures. I have always loved this big old watering trough.
Since we had already seen the tulip displays this time around, we took our time in the nursery, checking out names of plants that were unfamiliar.
So many interesting plants.
And a lovely gift shop too!
Yep. We collected a few plants as we went along.
I really wanted to sit here and have someone serve me tea, but I think I missed whatever the function was.
Last year we met the greenhouse cat. This year I said howdy to the hen. She ignored me.
This 1888 school house was moved here as part of preserving history. It housed a little local artist show.
We love this little espaliered apple hedge.
Aw. What a lovely day it was! We paid for our plants, found an espresso stand for some late afternoon coffee and chocolate, and then crossed over the bridge and began the hour long drive down the island to our Whidbey cabin. My soul was restored.