Thursday, May 16, 2013

Beauty Beyond Words

Yesterday morning, my daughter finished her last final exam and her first year
at the university.  I drove over and picked her up after she was finished. 
We planned to spend the day together to celebrate.

The weather was gorgeous.  Especially, near the coast.
It was sunny and warm with a perfect breeze and just the right amount of moisture in the air.
We decided to visit a nursery I've heard about for decades but never gone to...Roger's Gardens.

I expected it to be nice but that would be a HUGE understatement.
This place was a FEAST for the eyes.  There was beauty beyond words everywhere we looked.
I wasn't sure if it was ok to take photos but I couldn't resist.  If I'd only had my camera!
Thank goodness for the camera in my phone!

I think the Hydrangea area was my favorite.
They were grouped by color and soooo beautiful...


My daughter was lost in the beauty as well.
She was just as busy clicking away with her camera phone.
These purply/pink/green ones were her favorite.

I have no idea what these are.  I had so many plant names floating around
in my head by the time I saw them that I didn't even bother to look at the tags.
They look like tissue paper flowers.  So pretty!

Their hanging baskets were the prettiest I've ever seen!

They had lots of flowers, roses, garden plants, herbs, tropical plants and so much more.
 The succulent area was wonderful too.  I love how they surrounded this little potted tree with pretty
succulents and that the pot has holes around the side that they're peeking out of as well.  So cute!

I think this table/bench filled with succulents is wonderful too...

They had many wonderful indoor areas to shop in.
There were seeds, tools, planters and pots, fountains, garden furniture, and supplies you'd expect.
They also had decorator items, shells, Christmas decorations, fairy garden supplies and much more.
I like these paper flowers that were displayed in one of the buildings...

Some of them were displayed on branches high on the wall.
I'm not sure if the branches were metal or wood but I sure love the idea and the look.

I liked these chains with rocks and glass.
I think they're for rain water to come down to prevent splashing.
We don't get a whole lot of rain where I live but I think they'd be pretty as decorations.

Here are some that were made with smooth stones.
I think I like them even better.

There was a planter near the center of the nursery that had a big tree surrounded with
Baby Tears plants, flowers, and a big bunch of glass mushrooms and worms.
So colorful and cute!

This is just a small sample of the wonderful things to look at, enjoy, and buy
at Roger's Gardens.  I could probably spend a whole day there.  It's wonderful and such a
feast for the eyes.  I can't believe it took me so long to go there.  I'll definitely go back.
They had lots of plants I wanted to buy.  But, we had plans for the day and I knew 
the plants wouldn't be happy waiting around in a hot car all day.

My daughter and I had a wonderful day together.  We shopped, had lunch, relaxed in the jacuzzi,
and she cooked dinner for me.  She'll be coming home this week for the summer.
We're making plans for more fun day trips, crafty goals, and enjoying time together.
I'm so excited!  And, she's really looking forward to a break from her very intense school year.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a great way to celebrate and enjoy the day. Congratulations to her on one week down...Enjoy your summer together!


Michelle said...

Such beautiful shots!

Benita said...

What a beautiful place to spend a few hours. I love the hanging stone thingies - even if they didn't have a purpose, I'd still want one.

Patty said...

Aren't daughters the best! We are so lucky to have one. Lovely way to spend the day. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

KarenB said...

I usually take my Canon. There is SO much to photograph. I'm so glad you got there. See you tomorrow!

Art and Sand said...

The flowers are lovely. My sister and I will be getting together soon. I think I need to suggest a visit to Roger's Gardens.

Congrats on your daughter finishing school.

September Violets said...

The garden emporium sounds amazing, and I wish we had something like that here! It sounds like your summer is going to be a lot of fun with your daughter home ... how nice that you share so much of the same interests (my daughter and I are polar opposites). Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos of such a creative place ;) Wendy

~*~Patty S said...

Your girls know how to have a good time!
I never get enough of looking at flowers...
those blue hydrangeas make me swoon ;)
SO much living eye candy
those rock 'chains' sure are inspiring...I collect rocks...that would be a great way to use some of them :)
Enjoy ♥ Enjoy sounds like you have a special summer planned