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.