Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Garden Obsession

Some like shoes, some like handbags....Kim at Southern Savvy Style loves pillows and Debbie of Debbiedoos loves Roosters. Can you guess what I love?
Plants and flowers of course!

Last Thursday I went to Lowe's to see if they had any broccoli plants.  I had planted a bunch of broccoli seeds and they sprouted, but something chewed on most of them. That was my excuse, anyway... (This was my 2nd trip to a Lowe's in two days)

The Lowe's I stopped at had several rows of veggies and herbs. Look at all of them!

 Had to look at all the other aisles while I was there. The ferns were so pretty... 4 of them already came home with me the day before.

There were so many gorgeous flowers everywhere, but I held back and only purchased a 6 pack of broccoli.

Until I saw these! I couldn't resist buying five of  strawberry plants.

Hmmm, I wonder where I could put a few of these...

Guess I didn't get enough of the green stuff ~had to stop by my local greenhouse on the way home (5 miles out of the way).

 I could walk around this place for hours looking at everything. Sigh...

 King's Greenhouse always has some spectacular items. Maidenhair fern is so beautiful ... (already have some growing in my garden next to our basement patio.

Couldn't take my eyes off these mini Cypress trees.  They are even more beautiful in person. Couldn't bring myself to get one because they were a little pricey for me at $19.99 and were only 18" tall.

 : )

I think I was drooling at this point...

The purple cabbage caught my eye and I couldn't resist because they were so beautiful. I don't even like to eat purple cabbage, but thought they would look pretty in the garden.

Between my two stops, here's a little of what came home with me...Two tomato plants, broccoli, strawberries...

...and of course, purple cabbage. Isn't it gorgeous?
Saturday Mr. Fanatic and I went to Home Depot because they were having a special Spring Black Friday sale and we came home with a big flat cart full of plants and  flowers...think I should stay away from the garden section and nurseries for awhile.

The weather has been so nice that I've been spending much of the time outside in the garden. It's probably a good thing it's going to rain for a few days later on in the week because there's a few things that need catching up on in the house!

How about you? Do you have something you love and can't resist buying?




  1. Hi Pam... Oh the ferns are soooooo lovely I love ferns more than any plant... What a tempting tour you posted dear... I dont know what I love more, cushions and pillows or coffee mugs or Plants... no priority... I am so happy with your this post its simply BEAUTY...
    Hope you will enjoy a visit to see a little sweet embroidered cupcake
    With love

  2. What beautiful plants. Love the window box that was stuffed with moss. It has been like summer here and I have been working in the yard for days and still not done.

  3. Me too! I am a plant freak. I took 47 pics of my flower garden last night and told Joe I must start another blog about gardening. My kiddos grandmother had an enormous strawberry patch at age 80. It was fabulous.

  4. I'm with you! I LOVE the nursery & Lowe's garden center. I really don't have much more room for anything. At least that's what my mom & hubs say!

  5. Yep, I've been to Lowe's twice this week for plants, too! We have a large vegetable garden, and I also love flowers. It has been like summer here and everything is growing rapidly. I could spend every dime I had on plants!

  6. I love gardening too! I would much rather go shopping for perennials over pumps anytime. I love so many of your pictures thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I always enjoy working in the garden. I love the look after things are planted and trimmed. There;s lots of inspiration out there.

  8. Oh Pam, I would love flowers, plants and roosters if I was not a plant killer. You see I can't kill my roosters, even though sometimes I have tried..they are resilient little guys Lol. You gardens and that planter is gorgeous.

  9. I'm envious! It's not quite warm enough in our area to plant any flowers or other plants-but my spring bulbs are blooming.

    On a separate note, do the ferns require much care. I'd love to use two large ferns in containers on my porch this summer.

  10. Oh my gosh looking at all of these pictures is making me so excited to purchase & plant all of the things I'm planning on planting for spring! I will have a garden for the first time & am planting lots of flowers in the front, plus a potted herb garden! Looks like you had some great plants to choose from!!

  11. How I wish I had a garden! I guess I'll just have to continue to be grateful for all the cut flowers and plants I spend hours with each week at my boutique flower shop. Thanks for sharing about your purchases.


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