These rusty metal spheres always hang above the entrance to Sky Nursery in Seattle but they look especially festive right now. The forms in various sizes and shapes were available for purchase inside the nursery! Check out Sky's blog here and their website here.
In looking at my pictures, I realized that I didn't take any pictures of the many tables of plants inside and outside or the huge sculpture area which is a shame as there was a lot of great merchandise all over the place. (Bad blogger!) I was preoccupied with a lot of the other cool stuff and it was a cold day and I forgot a coat.
Urban chickens that require no care whatsoever. Of course, going out to the coop to collect eggs would be futile and people say that the meat of this variety has a bit of a tinny flavor.
These lanterns would look great in a greenhouse yes?
Another festive touch. In looking at this picture, I'm reminded how lucky we are that our nurseries carry such a wide variety of frost proof pots!
Cyclamen persicum are everywhere this time of year. Their gorgeous foliage alone is worth growing them; the colorful blooms are a nice bonus. A couple of these came home with me to add winter color to the greenhouse.
I'm still seriously in love with this furniture even though I don't really have space in my garden for it. Although the central arrangement is in a pot, this would be a great winter use for a fire pit!
Seriously love this covered garden bench with side windows but again, where would it fit? Bet I could make some space.
Leucadndron flowers add a special touch to this arrangement and thy remind me of my virtual friends in Australia where it is native and California where it grows with abandon out of doors.
Orchid corner in the houseplant area.
I don't know how I forgot to take a picture of this at the nursery but in the succulent area among a lot of echiverias, was this plant that obviously wasn't an echiveria. It was the lone specimen of it's kind and its shape whispered agave. From across the room, I couldn't really see the coloring but as I approached, it became clearer (glasses were left in the car.) Could it be? Yes, there it was in a Seattle nursery with a price of $19.95 and a tag that read "Agave 'Joe Hoak'" You'll notice that it isn't at the nursery anymore!
A holiday vision in pink and white.
Inside the store there were lots of great ornaments. I especially liked this suitcase filled with ornaments from various parts of the world.
Even without the decorations this potting shed is wonderful!
I also picked up three amaryllis bulbs to plant in the greenhouse (because Jean's are so gorgeous,) and some potting soil. The plant mobile still has more space so we're off to the next nursery.