Friday, March 8, 2013

SPRING FEVER


I don't know about you, but I am a nursery/gardening addict. Something about roaming a round a nursery with the pea gravel crunching under my feet puts me in a great mood. Here in Florida, we have a year-round growing season, but that still doesn't diminish my fervor for planting, even though the thrill of seasonal change might heighten other folks' enjoyment of gardening in colder climes. I have a real weakness for braided or plaited trees and plants.


Bougainvillea is de rigueur here in Florida and I simply cannot get enough of it. Maintenance, schmaintenance. Sometimes beauty requires work!


Standards and......


Climbers


This place has a particularly good pot selection and I am partial to these deep blue glazed numbers.


Now, as for this creation, I can't say I found it beautiful, but I bet my nephews would love it. Nothing like a gator head half submerged in a forboding-looking black caldron with smoke rising off the surface. Looks like something perfect for a redneck outpost in the Everglades or a Goth-themed residence belonging to a person who sports black nail polish and lipstick.


This espalier style potted plant was right up my alley. Plants with architectural interest. Very cool.


Some more tropical plants and smallish bougainvillea standards with wispy woven trunks.


Loved this gorgeous yellow bloom. Too bad I was remiss and didn't check the name of it!


Tons of orchids - a staple fave of mine. These were very pricey, though and no better than the great picks at Trader Joe's!


I just looked down and spied some color inspiration for a new painting!
Do you get the fever for gardening as Spring approaches?
Have a terrific weekend, all!

9 comments:

Karlissa said...

I love bougainvillea, although in Australia most species are classified as weeds, oh and the yellow bloom is yellow clivia.

La Petite Gallery said...

Hi Beautiful Lady,
Gosh I miss my Florida plants. Even Renee has Cabin Fever here, lucky we missed this coastal storm. although this morning it's 20 degrees with black ice.
The Garden show here is like Frank Sinatra night
Packed.

yvonne

MrsLittleJeans said...

I love bougainvilleas too..I could live in a nursery forever without any complaints...happy weekend to you to Anne! xx

5th and State said...

plait's and espaliers, i am coming down, with a truck......well i wish.
cute shoes anne!
debra

ann chamberlain said...

Love your musing at the nursery. Gorgeous plants and containers. I now have a serious case of the I wants!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Love the trellis plants. Great post and oh so true. Spring flowers are amazing and in Arizona to see the cactus blooming is really special ! Have a great weekend!
Jamie

Jeanne Henriques said...

Hi Anne

Living in Vietnam...I can relate to a lot of the images you just shared..we have lots of bougainvillea..all shades of pink and a new find..in soft salmon colour. Reminiscent of the 70's...
I spent the week in and out of local Vietnamese pottery shops...I have a feeling you would love it!

Happy Weekend...

Jeanne xx

Jeanne Henriques said...

Hi Anne

Living in Vietnam...I can relate to a lot of the images you just shared..we have lots of bougainvillea..all shades of pink and a new find..in soft salmon colour. Reminiscent of the 70's...
I spent the week in and out of local Vietnamese pottery shops...I have a feeling you would love it!

Happy Weekend...

Jeanne xx

La Petite Gallery said...

WE have a Traders Joe in Portland Maine, 2 hours away. Next time I go will check the Orchids out.
We do have a home depot and Lowes.. yvonne

 
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