Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring ready Bordines Nursery

Spring is in the greenhouses at Bordines' Nursery up in Rochester Hills, Michigan. You would never guess that there was close to 2" of snow in the parking lot and the snow was still falling when we arrived yesterday afternoon. When we entered the greenhouse I was in awe by the display of wonderful spring colors. The fragrance of the spring blooms filled the house. It is hard to pick only a few photos to share on my blog today.


One of my favorite areas of the greenhouse was the combination of the tulips and pots. Every display of garden accessories was creativi

SPRING!


I was excited to find the Primrose was 50% off when we arrived rather then the 30% quoted on their webpage. I'll take two!

LOOK WHAT I BROUGHT HOME : Excited to add this primrose to my garden. I am still trying to figure where I am going to plant this treasure.
Some additional Bordines Nursery products that I brought home with me includes a few HOT PICK SEEDS. What a selection of seed. I was happy to find a full stocked display of Thompson & Morgan Seeds. Rudbeckia 'cherry Brandy', Nasturtium 'strawberries and Cream', Portulaca 'warm gold', Sunflower 'EarthWalker ( Helianthus)' and Basil Cinnamon were the seed packages I brought home. The Basil was free after purchasing two packets at regular price.


TODAY IN MY GARDEN : I was happy to see the Magnoila is coming along but worried about the forecast that includes some nights dropping into the low 30's. I hope to get a few more days worth of photos featuring these fabulous southern blooms. I am so blessed to have one of these trees up in my neck of the woods. Let me remind you I am in zone 5.

Increasing clouds and showers by Friday. Tomorrow I need to get my trees moved out of the starter garden area. The new trees I purchased from the Conservation Center should be in next week. Rain in the forecast is the perfect time to transplant.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DAY!!!

19 comments:

Jill of All Trades said...

Beautiful flowers. So ready for spring!

Dan said...

Looks like a nice outing and great photos! I wish I had a greenhouse like that in my back yard, some day...

Thanks for sending the info for the collages to my Mom. I will have to give them a try on my blog, they look so nice and don't take up as much room.

Dan
Urban Veggie Garden Blog

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Looks like a nice nursery. I just love all those spring colors.
I hope your Magnolia does okay with the low temps. I look forward to seeing it in bloom.

image clipping said...

Awesome flowers. All flowers are very nice looking. Loved it.

cherry said...

oh these pictures make me week in the knees ..lol the greenhouses, the flowers , the beautiful pots and seeds.... oh my !!!
looks like you had a great day thanks for sharing.
hugs, Cherry

Susie said...

It does look like a great nursery Bren. Love those little yellow/green pots.

Outside In said...

Great photos, beautiful flowers!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Our local nurseries don't have anything but shrubs, pansies and Easter lilies yet. Maybe another week or so.

Love the colors at Bordines. Just walking in the door would lift your spirits and get you in the mood to garden.
Marnie

Dirt Princess said...

That was an unexpected get away from the snow! Nice to see so many beautiful colors....looks like a really neat place.

Laure Ferlita said...

Gorgeous colors and looks like a great day!

Happy Easter!

RainGardener said...

Hey Bren, Haven't seen ya in a while - figured you are soooooo busy. Your Magnolia tree is so beautiful. It's the one I want - same color too I think. We finally had some nice weather here so been busy but still not much blooming. Waiting! Waiting! Linda

Sharon said...

Oh I miss those wonderful garden centers in Michigan. The most showy places are Lowe's and Home Depot. (sigh)

Natural Moments said...

Hi Bren,

I love the way organise your collages. They are colour coordinated so well. That greenhouse seems like a minature garden of eden. Very beautiful. We have a star magnolia that just started blooming here in WA State, so the bloom has begun here near the canadian border.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Bren~~ FUN. I love it when we can escape nature's less than friendly reality for awhile. It looks like you had a great getaway. I am trying the Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' too. If the flower color hasn't been photo-shopped, we're in for one fine flower.

Frances said...

Hi Bren, what a glorious step into the future at that nursery! Primroses are among my favorite, love the color on that one. Here in TN we have to protect them from the heat of summer, but in the right spot they return and can be divided easily to make a nice carpet. Hope your magnolia is unscathed.

Frances

Jen's Journey said...

These are so lovely! First of all, I love your photography, but the flowers are beautiful!!

Look at your sweet Magnolia! So pretty! I tell you....your home is like a vacation getaway! Can I come?? LOL! Beautiful nursery!

HUGS!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Bren, I am enjoying reading your blog. You have some gorgeous flowers. Amazing how there can be snow outside and then you walk into that greenhouse and see all of the Spring colors. Wow!!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Mine is a mish-mash of all kinds of things--but my hubby and I do love gardening (flowers including ROSES)... SO--please come back anytime!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Dear Bren, You have shown gorgeous photos of blooms, your whole post just cheers me up! I hope your weather will brighten up and it'll be WARM and you can go out and dig, and plant, and even WEED:-) I hope you'll have a Happy Easter, and a wonderful spring!!!

Msrobin said...

What were you going up in the Detroit area? I'm from there originally, and my sister lives right down the road from Bordines, but can you believe I've never been there? Shame on me! I waved at you as we passed through Bowling Green this past weekend on our way home from seeing the family in the Detroit area!