July 3, 2013
Great weekend jaunt with my botany inclined daughter a little bit ago. She took me to see the Green Valley Nursery in Hawthorne, NY, a beautiful nursery with a family farm feel to it, I love places like this that have real heart and soul. I love greenhouses, like a mini trip to the Botanical gardens. I was also wanting someone's very nice jeep parked out front. There was an older gentleman sitting in a golf cart who was a family member and gave me great advice about planting. There was a really cute family dog and of course, the greenhouse cats, cannot be a proper greenhouse without greenhouse cats. ALso liked the other members of their menagerie. We bought some lavender for the rock garden and a wee stone owl to guard the flowers in the front yard. Flowers, leaves, the smell of dirt, of distilled sun through the greenhouse glass, what could be more lovely on a weekend afternoon?