Nestled in the fabulous 'old home district' of Lowell, Indiana -
One of my favorite spots - within walking distance of Aaron's abode -
'The Girls Greenhouse'
You'll pull into the driveway of this fabulous old home.
There's something about old houses.
When you live in one - you have an instant kinship to anyone else that does.
It's like a secret sisterhood.
You'll walk past this porch.
Oh, if this porch could talk.
I want to languish on this porch.
Languish = 'to undergo neglect or experience prolonged inactivity'
That's what a porch like that is for.
I didn't want to be too bold and get right up in the yard - but I did sneak this picture.
A fan and a glass of sweet tea is needed here.
I would wipe my sweaty, salty brow with the condensation on the glass of tea - and talk about the weather. I would languish.
As you walk down the lane to the greenhouse, you pass this wonderful patch of hollyhocks.
Anyone that knows anything knows that anyone that grows hollyhocks is a good soul.
It's a universal farmgirl truth.
This is Linda - the proprietor of this haven of mine.
What I love so much about this place, is that you feel the passion there.
You feel the passion of one that loves to garden, and has borne a business out of that love.
So many garden centers do not have that feel.
Linda and her husband started this business in 1987 doing semi hydroponics - five years later, they started selling flowers.
You'll find a great selection, and great prices.
Thank heavens I saw this sign.
On the path to the greenhouse, you'll also see this.
I believe it's her husband's tomato trial garden.
Don't you love it!?
They sell tomatoes that are in gallon pots, about two to three feet tall - all pruned and ready to go for $3.50.
Since I saw that sign, that said Glenco had called and said to get anything I wanted, I brought home this.
I cannot tell you how good this made me feel.
A drug for sure.
It's all happiness and sunshine.
You probably can't see it - but I bought this Gerbera Daisy - it's orange -
do you see it?
It was $2.50.
It was fabulous.
Even if it died by the time I got it home, it would have been worth $2.50 to even just look at it.
I know - I'm weird.
I'm taking that daisy camping this weekend to dress up The Squirrel.
(I should be preparing to go - and here I am blogging!)
Like I said - things are starting to get back to normal around here -
I hesitate to tell you where this wonderful haven is - but I must.
I think I've bought everything I've needed from there - so you are free to go.
490 W. Commercial Avenue
She's open from the first of May until the 4th of July
I didn't get the hours - but she's there anytime I go -
You might want to call first to make sure.
Completely unrelated to this post -
Claude and Maude
My fabulous ducks.
That I adore.
This is where they've taken to hanging out.
I don't mind the poop - I can hose it off
But look at Maude's plumpness, hanging over the chair -
I can't stand it.
I want to squeeze it.
But she doesn't like that.
Have a wonderful weekend!