photoToday is Clean Up Day, and I’m dreaming of flowers.  I just love it when I’m surrounded by Foxglove and Lupine, and yes, those faces of pansies and violas looking up at me like inquiring kittens.  Right now, all I see is bare dirt in the flower beds; we’re warming up slowly to the sun while I tick off the days on the calendar to planting time in Fairbanks.  It’s the waiting game…that’s why I was overjoyed when I received this photo of azaleas via e-mail.  The azaleas are on the Furman University campus in Greeville, South Carolina.  Seeing all this pink and white reminds me of how showy flowers can be and how much we gain by stopping awhile to take in all the sights and smells.

Inside the store, we have products which will delight your senses.  Colorful watering cans and garden tools to dainty clear glass bird votive holders to coveted Vera Bradley umbrellas.  It takes a while to let it all sink in, so come by and browse.  Remember, we’re open now on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. It’s a great time to stretch and relax and enjoy a terrific shopping experience.