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Weekend Wanderings | Walter's Greenhouse

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


On Saturday I joined my mom and our neighbors as they went to Walter's Greenhouse. It's a family-run business out in Hardy, Virginia and it is so fun. I had never been but my mom kept talking about it like it was some kind of circus or carnival. I thought, how special can a greenhouse be? and very quickly upon arriving I learned. Very special indeed. I felt like Alice in Wonderland or Charlie at the chocolate factory.

They had so many flowers, hanging and placed out and arranged in gorgeous variety. There were like ten different types of mint. Lettuces I had never even heard of! And succulents that looked like little alien dinosaurs, both alone in little pots and grown into wreaths and frames and bunny rabbit sculptures.

 




  

  

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the hanging pot with the succulents growing out of holes in the side.

    Bevin
    www.magnoliareverie.com

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    1. Me too! They had all sorts of cool succulent displays.

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  2. I haven't been to a greenhouse in ages! I remember going with my dad when I was really little and being mesmerized by all the pretty flowers and plants :)

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  3. So beautiful! I want that bunny sculpture! This looks like the place where I go when I need something for my garden.

    I'm sure your mom loved sharing this experience with you!

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    1. I loved the bunny sculpture! We did have fun!

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  4. I don't know if I dig succulents because they're becoming trendy or because they just are so cute, but I love that purple pot with them sticking out everywhere! They just seem so low maintenance.

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  5. Ack, I love succulents. I totally wanted a succulent-inspired wedding, but figured that would look weird because it will be

    a) at a country club;
    b) in November.

    Still kind of regretting not going the succulent route, though.

    This looks like such a fan place! I love wandering in greenhouses. Have you ever been to a Merrifield Garden Center? They're all over, though I went to the one in Gainesville, Va., with my family at Christmastime. It was amazing... so many cool plants and flowers and decor, and such cute little gifts. The greenhouse was very impressive!

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    1. Hahah! I bet you could pull it off.

      I've never been to one! That sounds awesome, though.

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  6. I love that place too! Every time I go there I almost forget that I've killed every plant I've ever been responsible for.

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    1. Haha I kill everything too. But I bought a new succulent and asked the lady, "How do I not kill this thing?" and she basically told me to ignore it, so I think I'm going to be alright.

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  7. gorgeous flowers! I especially love the hanging succulents. My allergies would kick me in the butt though if i ever went there.

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