Saturday, June 5, 2010

Garden Centre Inspiration

It’s been a cold wet week here on the Witch’s Island. Not the best weather to be out digging in the ground but our gardens are crying out for their flowers and veggies so hopefully we’ll get some co-operation from the skies today and get them planted out.

In the mean time we have been looking for inspiration at some of the pictures we took last month at a couple of the local garden centres. We just love going to these places, they are always so beautiful especially at this time of year when they are packed to the rafters with all their brightly coloured flowers. The warmth and the humidity and the possibilities all seem endless. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to afford to fill your tulip beds with as many bulbs as they used in the first couple of pictures?

Enjoy the photos, I’m going to finish my coffee and then go out and start getting dirty!

The demonstration garden at one of our local garden centrs.

Each of these tulip beds must have had hundreds of bulbs in them.

More tulips.

I wish that my flower beds looked this beautiful.

Inside another greenhouse it was a riot of colour with flowers on the ceiling, the wals and the floor!

These Pansies were arranged by colour. Which would you pick?

Marigolds are one of my favourite annuals. They are very hardy and last well into the fall.

More Pansies!

Impatiens are also very popular. Just look at all the boxes they have ready!

There were lots of hanging baskets and bags, too.

This grapevine has been growing inside this greenhouse for as long as we’ve been going there. It produces an amazing quantity of fruit every year.

Hubby loves Coleus and puts some in every year.

Calla Lilies as far as the eye can see.

Walmart has it’s greeters and so does this garden centre.

Did you bring any food?


Nakamuras on Saipan said...

I'm waiting to see that gazebo you guys are building. and by the way- I think you guys have a beautiful looking property-every time I see pictures it makes me want to go there! If you ever want to come to Saipan-let me know you are coming- I'd be happy to play tour-guide! We will be moving this time next year...but we'll be here till then! Beautiful flower pictures!

Sara said...

Wow, breathtakingly beautiful!

And I especially love those bunnies. I always had them as pets growing up! How fun!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I enjoying going to the nurseries for the same reason! I love seeing all the variety of flowers and dreaming of all the possibilities! These are great pictures, but I have to admit that my favorites are the bunnies--I'd love to have one! Hope you've had a great Saturday!!

Suz said...

all those flowers...

Star said...

I love garden centres too. My Sunday treat, when in England, is to go to a garden centre. There is so much to see, outside and inside, and there's always the cafe to go in if it rains or is cold.
I enjoyed looking at all your tulips and the lovely little rabbits.
Blessings, Star

Gill - That British Woman said...

those photos are inspiring, are your tulips still flowering? Ours are all finished.