May 20, 2009

Flower Power

Aside from my working on the Two Color Challenge quilt (like crazy) that I can't show photos of yet, I have finally been able to start planting flowers around my home. It has been a very cold, wet Spring here and that gave me a late start on planting this year. Last week I got in a car with my friend Char and drove approximately one hour to get to this wonderful Greenhouse. Talk about a Greenhouse!

I told Char that this reminded me of a quilt. Hmmmmmm...she just laughed at me. I wonder why?
Every year I just have to have a big red Geranium plant in front of my house. When I see the beautiful pink ones I think for just a minute about getting one of those beauties, but I always end up getting a red one. Why? I don't know for sure. Tradition? Maybe next year I will try a different color. Maybe. Char and I spent four hours walking around this giant greenhouse and picking out our plants to take home. I have a bad habit of picking up one plant, looking at the others, and then putting the first one down to get a different one. That wouldn't be so bad if I only did it once. I have to pick the best one, but which is the best one? I did break a record though this year. The Geranium that I picked out was the second one I looked at. I believe Char was impressed! Yes, it took me four hours to find these beauties had just had to go home with me. The photo is a bit dull. The only time it wasn't pouring down rain that day was when it was time to take our purchases out to the car. We were happy about that part! The sad part was that I could have spent more time there just looking and the different plants. But you know as well as I do, the more time you spend in a place like that the higher you bill is as you leave!
Here is some of my work in progress. I consider this a "before" photo. As the plants grow and fill out I will try to remember to show you an "after" photo too.

Now, I guess it is back to that Two Color Challenge quilt that I am machine quilting right now. I will be able to show a photo of that too, but not until June 9. I am a long way from the finish line as far as quilting goes, so I had better get back to that machine!

8 comments:

Milah said...

It's easy to lose you head in a place like that! It looks like it was worth the drive though.

julieQ said...

It gives me a great peace to walk and browse through a good garden center, and yep! it can add up quickly!

Sara said...

I love greenhouses, so peaceful and pretty. I could spend hours there! Looks like you got a lot of great stuff! And your beginnings look great too! can't wait to see it all finished!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Ohhh I know how naughty those flower nurseries can beeeee.... temptation! Just like at a quilt shop! And, I am the pink flower grabber.. never red! Funny huh? Not a stitch of pink in my house but I love pink flowers outside. And I have two rooms in my house painted red... go figure!

Lea said...

I just went to LN to picked up some flowers too. :-)
I'm anxious to see your "after make over". :-)

Teresa said...

Red Geranimum - that is just what I need on my porch. I have been trying to decide what to use and this will be perfect. Thanks! Great selection you made.

Libby said...

Looks like your yard is off to a colorful start *s*

Iva said...

I just love a good garden center and could spend hours -- and lots of money -- in one. Have fun with your project!