Saturday, April 24, 2010

Down in the Valley...the Valley so Green

Today is a nice rainy, cool day. Even tho it's Saturday and most people would like sun, we need the rain and we got a nice gentle soaker. After running some errands we headed over to Green Valley Growers to check out plants. I wanted some raspberry bushes and found a good variety to choose from. Jack was pleased to find some blueberry bushes too. Walking in the place is so amazing. It's loaded from top to bottom with all kinds of flowers and hanging baskets. It's a few weeks early for planting annuals, but I did pick up some pretty pansies. They don't mind the cool weather. Usually I plant most of my flowers by Mother's Day. I know the nice bushes and trees go early so I was really glad we went today. It's also nice that the rain can water the new stuff instead of me! When you enter the greenhouse you're hit by the smell of the flowers, dirt, rain...OH it's heavenly! I would take one of everything if I could, but even I can't find all the spots to plant that much...Jack is very thankful for that!
Jack is holding his excitement at bay..he knows this is only one of many trips to the greenhouse before summer. Thankfully it's a rainy and cool day. He hates to go in there when it's stifling hot!
On the side of the first greenhouse when you enter are many hosta and other perennials. Don't need any of those, the Pines has a ton of hostas and day lilies that are fun to split each year and move all over the property.
Then you go outside and see all this: rows upon rows of annuals, veggie plants, perennials, bushes, trees, and more and more greenhouses...my brain was in plant overload! We ended up with 2 holly bushes to replace what Jack took out in front of the house.
Time to leave...cart is full of berry bushes! Yellow raspberry, purple raspberry (didn't even know there was such a berry!) and blueberry bushes...We have to plant the new red raspberry bushes that the Easter PawPaw bunny brought me! It will take a few years to get all these producing fruit, but it will be worth it. Come on by and pick some with me! I'm also thinking of all the lovely jam that can be made...Mmmmm

6 comments:

Donna said...

Yep...I was working in the yard today too. Chelsea is really into flowers and muching etc....i've never seen that side of her! She's so funny...
Your yard will be popping and lovely as always ...spring at the Pines...beautiful!

Karen Whittal said...

When you make your first batch of jam let me know, we have been wanting to visit my sister in law in Canada for some time, I can pop in to try some.

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Catch the Kids said...

Pansies are one of my favourite flowers. I've just put some in too (twice-but that's another story). Here in Brisbane, they are winter annuals. Make sure you put up some photos when they bloom! As for raspberries...sigh. Too hot here!

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