Yesterday the Littlest Gardener and I went in search of fall inspiration at my favorite local nursery. I hadn't been there in awhile and with not having much time to garden lately I felt the need to see some plants. I went looking for some ideas for the area in my backyard I'm planning to work on, as well as some container plants.
I've had a bit of an addiction to Heucheras this summer. I have lost count of how many I've bought. These were in 4 inch pots which made them a little cheaper.
There were so many tables of Pansies. They do great here in the winter and last year bloomed right through the snow. Peoples carts were overflowing with these.
I like how they have big tables full of different ideas for combinations.
I love all these colors!
Talk about some pretty fall color on this Sumac 'Tiger Eyes'. I'd love to try one, but have read they send up suckers like crazy. Maybe a large container?
A few things I found. Carex 'Prairie Fire' which has a subtle orange color when held against orangey toned flowers, Carex 'Leatherleaf Sedge' a brownish color and Japanese Blood Grass 'Red Baron'.
Heuchera 'Blackcurrant' to add to a container.
The Littlest Gardener's Pansy with the pretty ruffled edges. She wanted purple Pansies for her garden.
The reason for today being so special? The Littlest Gardener turns 3!!! We waited 8 years for her to be born, something I had given up would happen. My husband and I had submitted all of our paperwork to China (a very long and official process) only to find out I was pregnant right after the paperwork got there. It's amazing that after 8 long years of waiting for her that the past 3 have flown by so quickly.
I can't resist the names of those heucheras..plum pudding, peaches and cream...all delicious names.ReplyDelete
I can imagine how much you love the littlest gardener. If ever she wishes to be a rebel... let her be a secret rebel... hmmm. ~bangchikReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to the Littlest Gardener! Three is a beautiful age!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday and congratulations to all three of you! What a wonderful Local Nursery you have!! Wish I were that fortunate... but then, perhaps it's a good thing I'm not? ;-)ReplyDelete
Thank you for posting today!! :-)
I've been having a Heuchera addiction this summer too and Plum Pudding is my favorite! I'm putting it all over. ;-)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to Sweet Pea and I love the Littlest Gardeners choice of flowers!
Looks like a great nursery. I just got an email from Flower World about their fall sale. Think I need to make another trip up north? LOL
Well, I know one thing - you just made me want to go to a nursery so I think I'm outta here to go somewhere fun - since the places I've been having to go to lately haven't been! Thanks Catherine, I'm going to forget everything for a few and head to a nursery - right now!!!
A heartfelt happy third to the littlest gardener.
You are blessed!
I have had a heuchera addiction too! We need to start a group. We have planted them over the years. We got lucky this summer though...we were at Lowe's one day and they had large ones on clearance. I bought some for $2.00...went back to get more and they rang up for $1.00! I was doing a happy dance. :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely way to spend such a special day. A most happy birthday to Sweetpea. May the year ahead of her be filled with fun and flowers :)ReplyDelete
What an awesome nursery!! You really restained yourself - ha.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to your girl!
The littlest gardener is adorable. Love the closeup photos with that pansy being simply lovely they are one of my favorite flowers.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Littlest Gardener!! 3 is such a wonderful age.ReplyDelete
I am drooling over your nursery pictures. I cant wait for the pansies this year. Have fun planting your treasures.
Happy Third Birthday to the Littlest Gardener! She is so sweet and such a good assistant to you in the garden. I believe she inherited your passion for gardening and it will be fun to watch her grow and develop her gardening interests even more!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Littlest Gardener! She is a DOLL!ReplyDelete
Catherine, I'm SO envious of you having a garden center like that near you! I rarely get to be in anything even half that wonderful. Everything looks so healthy and there's so much of it! I would be in heaven. In trouble, too. LOL.
What a nice nursery!! and your lovely the littlest gardener is sooo cute. Have a nice day!ReplyDelete
I need a nursery fix! Haven't been for a while. Looks like yours is really well stocked. This time of year many of ours are winding down with inventory.ReplyDelete
Your little gardener is a cutie.
Sounds like you ladies had a wonderful girl day! I so love those and made all the more special that it was also her birthday! Beautiful plants too~ReplyDelete
Beautiful tables at that nursery!! Love the plant picks too. Umm, the littlest gardener...is sooo precious!!! She's the prettiest flower of them all.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to the littlest gardener! Her flowers are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to the little gardener!ReplyDelete
With the love for blue the blue ruffling pansy is beautiful. I love to see the table full of lovely pansies.
I am not safe going to look at a nursery because of all of the plants I have bought for fall planting ;-)
And still I want a few more new mums for fall decorating.
The heuchera " Petticoat Ruffles' (I think) is a beautiful one. Deep purple and leaves like a begonia. There are so many pretty ones now to choose from.
Your new grasses will be beautiful for fall.
A big Happy Birthday to the littlest gardener!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to your beautiful doughter! She was worth waiting for I believe. Think twice about that Sumac! I don't know if you read my post about how bad those suckers had spread when we desided to digg the whole tree/shrub up. Planted in a large container I think it'll look nice and then there's no trubbel. Such nice plants you bought. I do love Heucheras and grass to. Have a nice day / gittanReplyDelete
Happy 3rd birthday to the Littlest Gardener! I love all of the different colors and names of the Heurcheras.ReplyDelete
Happy day after your birthday, Littlest Gardener! I love your pansies. Mom's stuff is nice, too. I enjoyed all the photos.ReplyDelete
simply beautifully captured shots....lovely treat of colours!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to the littlest gardener!!! I wish our nursery had anything to look at in it...it is all just crap left...mostly half dead annuals don't they know this is the time to plant perennials????ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Littlest Gardener! I love the colours - brimming so colourfully!ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun place to get plants! Your little gardener is adorable. Gardening is such a great thing to share with her. I know how you feel, It took us almost 9 years to get pregnant with my second son. He has just turned 18! How time flies!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Littlest Gardener!!ReplyDelete
I know just how you feel Catherine- nearly five years of heartbreak divided the birth of my daughter from the birth of my son. But you know- the rewards of bringing up a much wanted family whatever the age gap are worth it all in the end;-)
Love to you all from
It's interesting how pansies almost always appeal to children.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful plants!! Not nearly as beautiful as your sweet little daughter!! Happy Birtday wishes to her!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful story about your little girls birthday. It's amazing how things happen, isn't it? I'm sure she is that much more precious because of the wait. Hope she had a fantastic third birthday.ReplyDelete
Your trip to the nursery makes me want to take one too. I really think I'd like to try some fall containers since my summer ones kind of fizzled.
happy birthday to the cute little gardener. i just love the pansies. we grow these as spring annuals only. the giant blue pansy is just awesome. thanks for sharing this wonderful post.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to the prettiest 'flower' of them all ... love your gardens.ReplyDelete
We are formerly from Chehalis, where are you from.
Pop over & greet my friend, Gail on her 2d day of blogging ~ tell her I sent you.
Congratulations on your three beautiful years with your sweat pea! She's beautiful. And what a fantastic gardening paradise to find plants at! Loved seeing all of the different plants. Made me want to go plant shopping.ReplyDelete
Is that swanson's?ReplyDelete
Deirdre - It's actually Molbak's in Woodinville.ReplyDelete
Happy b-day to your little one. She is so pretty. They grow up way too fast. Mine are 27 and 29 when only yesterday they were 3. I miss them being home. Awww-wiping away a tear.ReplyDelete
That is some kind of beautiful nursery. Very clean and well kept with tons of ideas.
I missed it, I missed it, I missed it!!ReplyDelete
Belated happy birthday to gardener Jr...