Friday, March 21, 2008

A Nursery Adventure

Earlier this week my husband had taken the day off of work. Since we both love to garden and enjoy looking at beautiful nursery displays, we decided to drive to one of our favorite spots. This is a place where you could spend days and never see everything that they have. One of the best signs tucked away within the plants states, "We buy junk and sell antiques." Of course springtime is an exceptional time to visit any nursery as all of the flowers look so refreshing after the winter blues. The greens tend to be so vibrant as the new leaves start to bud out on the trees and the flowers just seem to scream "look at me."

Don't you just love the display of succulents?

We grabbed a bite to eat at a darling cafe and then headed home along the coast. The wildflowers covered the hillsides. It would be such fun to view it from a plane as it must look like painter's palette. The blue lupine was dotted in with yellow mustard, orange gazania and golden poppies - our state flower. All of this was against a backdrop of lush green hills and crystal blue waters of the Pacific.

I have been busy this week working on a couple of quilting projects. I have completed my spring quilt for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap and will share a photo of it once I know it has arrived at the recipient's home.

With the Easter weekend upon us, I wish all of you a blessed time celebrated with family and friends.


  1. OH MY GOSH!!! What a beautiful place!!!! You are so lucky. We still have icky snow and freesing temps here in Michigan. I cant wait to see REAL flowers in bloom!
    Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pix!

    Have a blessed Easter!

  2. Aren't visits to the nursery fun at this time of year? I love buying some color for around the patio!
    The Pacific coastline picture is beautiful, yet it is so markedly different from the way it looks in our area. Ours seems much more rugged and rocky.
    Gorgeous, nonetheless!
    Happy Easter!

  3. Nurseries look the same the world over but that ocean looks special.

  4. The flowers at the nursery shout "Spring is here". I'm afraid not here in MI though! We've had snow the past 6 hours and our evening Good Friday services are cancelled.

    Easter Blessings.

  5. How wonderful! What a lovely nursery. I would have trouble choosing one beautiful plant or flower over another. Thanks for letting me visit with you.

  6. I guess for the time being I will have to be satisfied with your beautiful pictures as we are having really cold windchills today with maybe some snow on Tuesday! Sigh..... I did put plant food on my inside plants today so that sort of made me feel spring like! ha!

    Have a wonderful Easter my dear friend!

  7. WOW! Great pictures..
    I hope you had a good time.. Have a Happy Easter...

  8. That looks like my kind of place, look at all those gorgeous flowers! I did a little weeded in my veggie garden this year, I have lots more work to do though. LOL
    May you have your family have a blessed Easter!

  9. Wow! What a neat nursery...wish I lived closer and I'd go there. But, alas, I'm in MI (where the snow is!). The pic showing the ocean is gorgeous. I do love CA. Enjoyed visiting your blog.

  10. what gorgeous photos, and 90 degrees?
    So nice there, and I am ready for warmth! Those flowers are giving me spring fever!!!!
    thanks for stopping by always nice to hear from you!!!

  11. What a beautiful hillside! My husband loves going to the nursery at this time of year - or any other for that matter.

    Hope you had a blessed Easter!

  12. I can't think of a better way to spend a day...well, maybe with the grandchildren, but the nursery would be a very close second :)
    That view of the ocean and wildflowers is gorgeous!
    How lucky you are to be able to have containers year 'round. I'm looking forward to getting started with mine!