Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hooked on Garden Centers


There is one thing I just LOVE about my job and that is...........going to Garden Centers. You might find this hard to believe but I actually get PAID to go to Garden Centers and check out what's on the shelves! Now, who can get a more BEAUTIFUL LIFE than that?!

I mean, who wouldn't be HOOKED ON going into these gorgeous greenhouses when you can see this kind of eye candy......
Or this......
How about this? Are YOU hooked yet?
It's almost spring around here and I think we'll be seeing a little more of THIS in the garden center.....

And this.......

Oh my, would you look at THIS?! Is that not just the SWEETEST little planter you ever did see?
Anyway, if you want to see what everyone else is hooked on, stop by Julia's blog Hooked on Houses by clicking here http://hookedonhouses.net/2009/04/02/hooked-on-not-so-big-houses-and-giveaways/
and check out The Inspired Room for this Friday's "It's A Beautiful Life" posts where people share their thoughts on how to count your blessings and take time to see the beauty in every moment. Click here http://theinspiredroom.net/2009/04/03/a-beautiful-life-the-u-haul-edition/


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19 Responses to “Hooked on Garden Centers”

LexyB said...

Sigh. That's lovely

Terry said...

My dad had a green thumb and was always taking me to greenhouses on Saturdays. That greenhouse smell is one of my lifetime memories. Thanks for reminding me.

Chandy said...

Hello, thanks for visiting me on my blog. I love that purple pot with purple flowers. Where is that?

Btw, for the artichokes, you just cut out the top part and cut off the top thorny portions of the outer leaves.

Steam in water with lemon and salt for 45 minutes on med high. Get it out and let cool for another 10 minutes before serving. Peel off the outer leaves and eat the inner edge. It's meaty and dip worthy in lemon garlic butter, ranch or mayo. When you get to the innermost part, grab the leftover leaves, you can eat just the inner ends too, as it is more edible, but on the heart, you need to scrape of the chokes with a spoon. Then eat your prize; the artichoke heart is just delicious!

susan said...

Tamara- Your plants and flowers make me giddy! I just bet you CAN bake. I wish I could grow flowers like you! Thanks for visiting!

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Ohhh.....your post was a breath of fresh air! Can you ship at least a dozen or so of the planters to the north?! I can just smell the earth and the plants in your photos!

Thanks for stopping by Rose Cottage!

Debbykay

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I have a real addiction to greenhouses and garden centers. LOL can you imagine that?? I loved all of the planters you posted. I can't wait until it's warm enough to go play in the dirt!
Hugs, Terrie

tatumfam said...

Your post brought back memories of when I was a little girl. I'd go with my mother to the local nursery/greenhouse, and play in the aisles among all the flowers and plants. Thanks for making me smile!

A Hint of Home said...

Those pictures are dreamy! I would love to have those flowers around our place.

Suzy said...

I am hooked on garden centers too, all though are are not ready yet...I keep counting the days until I canspend my Saturday Mornings gazing...Thanks for sharing!

Rue said...

Good morning Tamara :)

It's stormy and cold outside right now, so this was a wonderful post for me to get some Spring fever. I need flowers to start blooming right about NOW! LOL I love the pot with the gnome ;)

hugs,
rue

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We are terribly hooked! We love garden centers, and little garden stands on the side of the road - anything green & flowery - we are THERE!
Thanks for our dose of garden stuff for the day!
Karla & Karrie

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I hope you know full well that you've got one PHENOMENAL job!
Brenda

Evelyn in Canada said...

I just can't bring myself to look at planters yet, although it might help me to plan a bit. Planning - it's not really my thing. I'm more of a "wing it and regret it later" type.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This post is gorgeous, Tamara!!

Pam Kersting said...

That sure is some eye candy! Can't wait till Spring!

Puna said...

My mother is the one with the green thumb. But I hope to do better this year.

Train Wreck said...

Oh you are lucky. I would love to get paid to go to Garden Centers! i would be rich, as it is my favorite place to be when the weather warms up.
Thank you for your kind words. He was a great man.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

I know you absolutely must have the greatest job on the planet!!!! Love all those planters especially the one with the lil' rooster. And the pot with the creeping jenny and calla lillies. Oh my, how could you ever choose between them? Keep the eye candy coming! Cathy

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh I cannot wait to visit garden centers this summmer!