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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A Day of Nursery Touring, Part 1

We have been working hard in our yard lately, and because Monday was expected to reach 70 degrees, we decided it would be a day off, where we could play in the sunshine.

Playing means different things to different people. For us, it could likely mean visiting gardens or nurseries. Because we are redoing a small section of our garden, we are in the market for some new shrubs. That gave us a purpose. Finding old and new garden haunts gave us a direction. 

Our first stop was Branches Garden Center in Federal Way. 

We just discovered this garden center last year. The best thing about Branches is the wonderful gift shop. It was a delightful way to start the day. 










 They do have plants too, with more fun things mixed in. 









Here we found a dwarf sarcococca 'Fragrant Mountain'.
 And an Easter bunny. I had to have SOMETHING from that great gift shop. 
I'll show you where else we went and what else we came home with in my next post. 

16 comments:

  1. Love the bunny with the ice cream cone! And that potting shed. I really want a new one. My current one is so dull.

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  2. I bought bunnies at Al’s nursery last week. I do love nursery gift shops. The little Juncos are flitting around among the ivy on my patio. I hope that means they’re looking for a nesting site. I so enjoyed the nest they built last year. If we’re not chosen I’ll repot the plants, but not yet.

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  3. I am so glad you bought one of those bunnies with the cone ready for some flowers. I was itching to buy one too.

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  4. I was thinking of you off frolicking in the sun while my nose was to the grindstone at work! What a fun place! Those glasses-wearing hedgehogs are adorable as your bunny find!

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  5. What a fun place to shop, you got a cute bunny. I like those hugging bunnies they are pretty cute! So colorful there! :)

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  6. There's only one thing better than a garden center and that's one that also has a great gift shop!!

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  7. I think I would have come home with a owl and a porcupine :) It looks like a fun place to shop

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  8. thanks for the vicarious shopping trip after 12 days at home sick it was fun to get out vicariously...

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  9. I love those Easter bunnies, and so many things to choose from, it must have been hard to choose just a little bit. :-)

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  10. That is the mother of all gift shops.

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  11. Tat gift shop looks like a full day's excursion in itself. The bunny you went home with is precious.

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  12. That gift shop looks like a full day's excursion in itself. The bunny you went home with is precious.

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  13. What a fun shop.....I'll check it out when in the neighborhood.

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  14. As you say, play means different things to different people. A visit to a garden centre seems like play to me.

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  15. Love the bunny! I can see that on your table filled with your lovely flowers for Easter.

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  16. That bunny bird bath is so adorable. We have nothing like this in Hawaii that I’ve seen.

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