After a wonderfully delicious early crop of tomatoes followed by unseasonably high temps, our tomato plants literally bit the dust. While searching for new heat tolerant tomato bushes to replace the ones we lost, I discovered a garden center I had never noticed before. The lush setting was a feast for my eyes.
My attention was immediately drawn to this gnarly tree trunk with ferns and other plants growing on it which brought an impression of life back to it.
Just around the corner was a bird bath with a bikini clad frog frolicking in the water.
Colorful yellow plants were blooming at the bases of tall pines while other blooming plants encircled the trunks. Off in the distance a French door was propped against a bush. Beyond that was an unclothed mannequin which sadly I did not get a picture of. Gotta love a garden with touches of whimsy.
A rusty winged cherub adorned this fountain.
This replica of the famous Bird Girl sculpture from the book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” functions as a plant holder. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you may be able to see the pink and white hibiscus on the left that I bought for my garden. And they had heat resistant tomato plants so with any luck there will be more tasty tomatoes in my future.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed walking through the grounds of the garden center.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks…John Muir
I am linking to the Outdoor Wednesday party at A Southern Daydreamer.