It was a cool morning in early August when I headed out to visit my Niece at her new home and garden business. This was truly a relaxing drive out on Ohio's scenic state routes with my favorite coffee in mug and Nikon Camera in the passenger seat beside me. My Niece recently started her own garden business after many years of home gardening. As you arrive at the driveway it is a peaceful welcome nestled in the woodland area of Swanton, Ohio. This location was easy to find with the well MARKED drive way and arrows pointing to plenty of easy parking.
One of the assets to JEN'S garden business is there isn't a HOT HOUSE to walk through. Rather then being rushed to pick out your plants because you are 'sweating to death' I was able to walk the pathways in a natural setting browsing the many perennials available. It is easy to see why Jens Greenhouse is named the COUNTRY COMPOUND. This cozy garden experience reminds me of Mulberry Farms in Huron Ohio where I have been trying to get Jen to take a break and come visit with me. With the looks of what she has planted for Fall, I don't see any free time in Jen's future.
Jen has some of my favorite herbs and perennials on hand. I was happy to find a Coral Bell that I was searching for in numerous of the larger greenhouses in our area. EVERYTHING is labeled with description cards and price tags NO QUESTIONS to be asked concerning the plant because it is all at your finger tips!
I think some people forget that FALL is one of the best times to plant many perennials and bulbs for next years garden. Country Compound had a large selection of MUMS for fall planting. I can't wait to return to see what is BLOOMING for Autumn!
A few of my favorite things at Jen's location was the ceramic LEAF sculpture and water feature planting ideas.
Looking forward to next season to see how the Country Compound will grow being a new business this year. In the mean time, I will enjoy the photos from a wonderful Summer Morning I spent walking the flowers with my dear Niece Jen!