Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A Trip to the Garden Center

Sometimes things in New Jersey still amaze me. A trip to the local garden center last week certainly fits in that category. Who knew what sorts of things are now sold in "garden centers?" Not I, said the little red-head... Here are a few photos to demonstrate the very "latest" in garden center sales. Mind you, the flowers were lovely, but the other paraphernalia was way beyond my limited expectations. Doesanyone really want/need a life-sized horse in their garden??? Or a $400.00 imitation doll house? Or a gigundo wire bird-cage??? I didn't notice the price ofthat item...












And then there were the orchids... ahhhhhhhhhh.........






Oh, by the way, I did buy what I came in for - a bird house. I had thought I'd get a simple little wooden wren house - which was priced at $12.99, about twcie what I paid a couple of years ago. The birdhouse I bought was also $12.99 - and not exactly "simple." It's a bird-house version of a McMansion!

It's been up for three days now, and not a single bird has gone anywhere near it...

2 comments:

deborah said...

The orchids breathe nature's seductiveness. That red orchid is magnificent!

I think Georgia O'Keefe, of curse.

As for the birds, perhaps they are downsizing, going for a more simple look. Perhaps it is the trend for wrens.

Emmie said...

Or perhaps birds, seeing the decorative birds on the birdhouse, think it's already occupied!

Your photographs are wonderful.

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