Welcome to my favorite place to shop for the garden,
The Flamingo Road Nursery.
Savannah needed sweet potato plants for a science experiment, and I wanted a little Norfolk pine for Mom's room at the nursing home, so persuading the gang to veer in was a cinch.
I love a place with well thought out threats.
Come on, I'll take you through the place.
Since we aren't fully decorated yet over here, you guys are blissfully unaware of my
penchant for large tin animal sculptures.
This entire place is open air, and I recommend arriving in a truck.
Ohhhhhhhh, have I got the blues...
Orchids, buy one, get one half off. How does a girl decide???
Here's a handy carnivorous plant to help slash the mosquito population!
I am also a huge fan of water features. They lower your mental temperature
on a hot summer day like nothing else.
This would make a dandy hedge around the house, don't you think?
I'll take THAT one!
...and that one, and that one, and that one, and...
There's also a lushly overgrown butterfly house, with these little lovelies wafting about.
(How to tell you're in the butterfly house. Handy, huh?)
There are DOZENS of these little sheds around the property doused in tropical colors, each containing a themed array of merchandise.
Um, yeah, my favorite.
Somebody go get a shopping cart.
Now to the north we have...
Hot sauce on a Christmas tree. I'm totally behind this idea.
Hunting in a baited field is just wrong.
But how can you resist the roaster garlic hummus after a
few free sample.
I'm surprised they didn't charge us for lunch.
We bid the mother of all lawn flamingos a fond farewell and went on our way, happily aware of what a glorious December day this was in South Florida.