Monday, November 5, 2018

The fall garden tour "Mums the word"

Mums are a favorite flower for this time of year. Most people I find either love them or hate them.
I have to admit, I have never been a huge fan of them, but that may be changing.

When I think of mum's I always tend to think of the flashy yellow, and the rusty colored ones, or the white one's that fade to some awful color.

And let's not forget that pungent smell.

This fall garden features a lot of mum's as well as a lot of flowering Kales and Cabbages

Mum's do add that much needed pop of color to the garden this time of year,
and the new varieties do come in nicer colors.

I guess I'm OK with mum's in this garden!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Halloween 2018

Even though I only had one group of "Trick or Treater's" this year I will continue to decorate my home for Halloween.

Hope everyone had a good Halloween!!!
This we like. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

For Halloween

 Just in time for Halloween 

Some things that go "EEEEK " In the night


Friday, October 19, 2018

Planting Kales

Fall plantings don't have to be all about 'Mums'

"peacock kales" and "Rebar kales" 

This we like

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Great Come Back Nursery "Goldner Walsh"

The great Nursery comeback

No, this is not a post about Chickens, though they are part of the comeback of one of Michigan's oldest Nurseries.

I won't bore you with the history of this Nursery, we'll just say it's been around for quite some time and has had it's share of ups and down's

Through downsizing, and making use of the 7 acres of land the Nursery shares the grounds with several other businesses, as well as becoming a popular venue for events and parties 

The outside theater is the perfect place for summer shows and movie's, as well as weddings 

And yes there are even goat's who's milk is made into soap by one of the onsite businesses

The bocce ball court

Several greenhouses are stocked full of plants, from annuals perennials, tropicals, and indoor plants

Garden ornaments

Seasonal displays, wide Isles make it easy to use carts

I fell in love with these pink "Peace lilies"

Giant pumpkins

They even have a in house florist and floral shop. This is my friend "Laura" putting the finishing touches on this arrangement

The Floral shop is all decked out for Halloween

The old garage has been transformed into a wild bird feed and supply shop, and yes that is a  4 story Columnar Beech tree.

This is a place we like