May 15, 2010

Farmers Market Saturdays - Garden Centre Edition

This Saturday, instead of going to a farmers market, I'm taking you on a tour of the garden centre that I take my mother to each year for her Mother's Day present. I took her yesterday and we filled her car with bedding plants and veggies for her gardens. It was a little hard on the pocket book, but Mom is worth it!

This place is in Keremeos, British Columbia, Canada. It's called "Don and Anna's" because...well...Don and Anna own it. You see them working here non stop until almost every plant is sold by the end of June (or sooner!)

There is so much to see and covet here...

The veggie and herb greenhouse:

Pretty clover:


I'll bet the fairies in Mom's garden would have liked this!


Beautiful Basil!


One of the flower greenhouses:

"Failte" means "Welcome" in Irish. Wishing I had bought this.

Thanks for visiting my favourite place to buy plants!

18 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That is one ginormous mushroom! All it needs is a gnome under it!

Annie's Hearth said...

hi. Loved walking with you. Garden shops are just the best arn't they.

Bright Blessings Annie

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a great place! i went to a similar place yesterday and now have lots of planting to do. i love that irish plaque!

Little Messy Missy said...

I dig that mushroom!

faerwillow said...

~a gardeners dream...what a wonderful place to take your mom and treat her with such sweet gifts! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

the wild magnolia said...

Green and colorful and lush. Beauty! I loved it. You are a good and faithful daughter.

Happy day to you!

clairedulalune said...

Ohhh what a wonderful day out rue! I love the irish plaque too! If you put "ced meala" in front of the failte it means a thousand welcomes! ((hugs!!)

Jeanne said...

What a glorious place! Heaven for sure!
And you are a special daughter to take your Mom there. :0)

Love that Shroom! ♥

Thanx for taking us along on the trip.

mxtodis123 said...

I would love to be there. I'd probably be lost for hours and spend a fortune while I am at it. A beautiful place indeed.
Mary

Linda in New Mexico said...

The mushroom is fabulous and I just love greenhouses...the way the air feels inside, all moist and loving almost. Lucky you.

Dede said...

What an awesome Mother's day treat! Spending time with your mama and plants too! So what kind of plants did you load the car with? Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

(((HUGS)))

Judith said...

Sweetie, go enter my give a way. I think you'll like the stained glass!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

the bird is heavy metal and attached to a nest frame and twigs. the nest sits into the circular part of the frame. i was shocked to find it in the thrift store and it had the original tags too!

Nydia said...

Oh, I would love to get lost there! Such a beautiful place and full of amazing energy of these pants... I bet everybody feels welcome indeed...

Thanks for sharing, Rue!

Dreamwriter said...

What gorgeous pictures! What a fabulous idea to do with picture taking! Hope you had a great time!

Wendy said...

What a fae heaven! The flora and fauna in B.C. are so incredibly beautiful. And the smell of fresh Basil is one of my favorite scents. I would love a perfume smelling like Basil, but then maybe insects would want to take a munch. Well, this is one more place I'd like to visit someday. Thank you for the tour.

Mary said...

Nurseries at this time of year are a real adventure. They are just brimming with life. I really loved this post and your great photos. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

What an awesome nursery! I would have a hard time leaving there.. Thanks for sharing it with us.