10 June 2011

Small nursery in the mountains

I went up to the mountains of North Carolina this week as my aunt was in from Raleigh, and I always like to visit with her plus it had been awhile since I've seen my Grandmother. Of course one of the things my Grandmother likes to do is garden so off to the nurseries we went!
 
This was a smaller nursery, they did have a few nice things plus the man did give me a discount for dahlias (5 packs which we split) since I was buying them for my Grandmother.  She loves dahlias, was bound and determined to find some that day even if we had to drive further off the mountain or even to Asheville!
 
This  looks like a bird house water fountain.  The purple and yellow flowers with the grasses give it such a tropical look.

Ok, love, love, the color of this double begonia!  I don't know why since I have not had that color around in a while, but my Grandmother loved it too.  (This came from the first nursery we went to which had a lot more flowers so I'll share in another post.)  My aunt purchased the begonia basket for her so now it is hanging on the front porch.
My Grandmother said she really felt loved that day, and enjoyed being spoiled!  Of course when I spoke to her this morning she told me that she's planted her dahlias.....have I planted mine?  She's one spunky 93 year old!

8 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Ulrike... what a charming little nursery in the mountains!... and I LOVE hearing about your grandmother again... how sweet she is 93 years YOUNG and has already planted her dahlias... what an inspiring lady!... xoxo Julie Marie

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

The nursery is beautiful just to look at, let alone being but loose amongst the plants!
Love the water fountain~~always wanted a pond in the yard but could never find anyone to dig it (and I am WAY PAST doing that myself! LOL! maybe Cap'n Jack, ya think???)
My plants would still be sitting too...your grandmother is Wonder Woman!

XXOO~~
Anne

Madelief said...

Hi Ulrike,

What a pretty nursery. Can you still plant Dahlia's? Mine have been in the ground for a month now. At first they were attacked by the slugs, but they finally started to grow.

Hope you will get some lovely flowers in the autumn!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Ulrike! You won my giveaway for the glass honey dipper! Email me your mailing address please. My email is on my profile.
Hugs
Penny

Merisi said...

What delight to find a well-stocked nursery in such a romantic place! The begonia's color reminds me of ripe apricots from the Wachau Valley (along the Danube, an hour west of Vienna). Sheer beauty!

Expat Traveler said...

Love that little nursery! So cute and reminds me of Europe! That's such a cute story and wow, 93 and still planting.

So awesome and wonderful!!!!. My great Aunt gardened until age 99, and lived to be 100. That was her goal and she made it and passed away just after...

Expat Traveler said...

Love that little nursery! So cute and reminds me of Europe! That's such a cute story and wow, 93 and still planting.

So awesome and wonderful!!!!. My great Aunt gardened until age 99, and lived to be 100. That was her goal and she made it and passed away just after...

Mary said...

Your grandmother is truly amazing - planting a 93 is quite a feat! Makes me realize I may be gardening for many more years.....hopefully!

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