Thieneman's Nursery has taken over my beloved Claire's spot. I didn't learn until today that her son and DIL took jobs in California and sold their greenhouse, so Claire is spending time discovering what the next phase of her life is going to look like. She was helping Thieneman's and introducing them to the regulars.
I was so inspired by the tiny herbs, mini trees and succulents that I had to make a trip to the nursery today. It didn't hurt that is was one of our most lovely days since fall. I keep thinking "fairy garden" and I mentioned it to Susan ( Thieneman's salesperson) and she said they offered a class last fall and had examples at the nursery. Sweet. I asked when they might do another- she didn't think any time soon but when I asked at the nursery, seems there might be one for the summer solstice! Cool!
So before I get ahead of myself, here's today's haul.
|Braising greens and sweet potatoes from last year- held over and delightful!|
|Beautiful Rosemary plant- planted!|
|Ranunculus- one of my favorite flowers. I had them in my wedding bouquet. This little guy opened up during breakfast!|
|I was hoping to see Beth, the granola master, last week but she was visiting relatives for Easter. I was sure glad to see her today! And a surprise treat from her for me to try-Curried Apple Chutney-can't wait!|
|Can't have too much chicken- and we love Schadt's best|
|Close-up of my Ranunculus|
|Close-up of those beautiful white greens in the braising mix|
|While I had my macro lens out- close up of my cacti|
|another leafy green|
|Doesn't this look yummy??|
Thieneman's nursery- the fairy gardens:
|Isn't this sweet?|
|See the tiny succulent in the acorn top? I have a macro shot coming up|
|Don't you want one at your house?|
|A mini fairy garden|
|and even mini-er- little plants in eggs- I must do this!|
|Another sweet fairy garden|
|Little water catchers- acorn caps painted with nail polish- clever!|
|Another wee garden|
|A close up of the little flower in the first fairy garden|
|another closeup of a water catcher acorn cap|
|It's this a beauty??|
|Remember the wee succulent in the acorn cap I mentioned? This is the close-up. I want one|
|I had great hopes to duplicate this- but my hypertufa planter this size broke! I'll use it in my fairy garden.|
|Aren't these beautiful together?|
Hope you day was fabulous, too.