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Winter Field Trip
Last Friday, inspired by Kym, Dale and I took a trip to a local-ish nursery, Briggs. I went there last May with Hannah but Dale had never been and I thought it would be the perfect antidote to the cold and wind we had experienced in Maine.
And boy was I right! We gazed at the tropical plants. We studied the tools and accessories. We contemplated the house plants. And we had a fabulous lunch at the café!
I was actually shopping for hellebores, haven’t recently realized that I’ve been looking for them too late and that’s why I’ve had trouble finding them. I was too early this time but I really just see that as an excuse to go back. And of course I still came home with a few souvenirs.
This adorable succulent garden.
This super lush and healthy looking peperomia.
And this fragrant and ultra green basil.
It was just the thing to cure the winter blues and get us excited for planting season!
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I really want live plants! My cat chews even on the fakes ones! 🙁
That succulent garden is one of the most unusual and interesting I’ve seen in some time. Sounds like a great winter outing.
What fun! And I love your new plant additions!
There is nothing like a visit to a nursery during the winter months to perk you up and remind you that . . . spring IS coming. (It really is!) So glad you hit the road and took a little field trip with Dale! XO
That sounds like a very nice field trip and I love those souvenirs! The nurseries near us aren’t even re-opened yet, so my only nearby place for plants is Walmart.
Nice way to brighten your days!
What fun! I love visiting nurseries and plant stores. Your succulent planter is wonderful – what a great variety of plants in there. Glad you and Dale had fun (and a tasty lunch!!).
Oh, what a fun outing. Kate’s been sharing blooming daffodils and things greening up in Scotland and I can’t wait for some of that over here!!
I could use an outing like that! Unfortunately, there are no greenhouses open in my area at this time of year.
We have a large nursery across the road from us. I can not wait for them to reopen for the season. Just a few more weeks…
what a lovely day – and you got some beautiful souvenirs!
Sounds like a great way to get a taste of spring! I love what you brought home with you — I hope you’re using some of that basil!
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