A sign on the side of the road and a driveway that looked like it went into something that was mostly bins of bark and gravel had often been passed along the way but today, the plant mobile decided to investigate.
What a splendid surprise to find a huge nursery!
Three well-mannered, friendly, and very sweet golden retrievers greeted me and a nice lady introduced them to me but I forgot their names. Those cuties moved too fast to get a picture. They were in front of that bench when I picked up the camera. You can see cute videos of them in action here.
Lots of great plants!
And a staggering selection of pots all skillfully displayed.
Just when I thought I'd reached the end of the place, there was more and more to explore.
Rhododendron 'Everred' "A new rhododendron hybrid. The deep red purple new growth is incredible. The leaves eventually turn deep purple. The indumentum is deep burgundy year round. The red bell like flowers are a pretty addition." The description by Gossler Farms was lifted from Plant Lust. I've admired tiny specimens of this plant but had never seen one of this size for sale before. One had to come home with me. The blooms have begun to open and rather than being a "pretty addition," I think they are a stunning crowning glory on this lovely plant.
More to explore. Because I mostly enjoyed the place, there weren't as many pictures taken.
These must be pussy willows.
Admiring my own reflection. So would you if you were as handsome as I!
Seriously considered bringing one of these home for In A Vase on Monday.
Looks like it's not so secret anymore.
So glad to have turned into Secret Gardens!