Part of my preparation for each sale at the shop is finding the plants I'm looking for. A lucky side effect is that means I get to visit a lot of local nurseries. One in particular provides me with so much inspiration. Green Valley greenhouse in the north western suburbs of the Twin Cities is always a place for unique displays and creative outlet. On this particular visit the designer was actually in the middle of working up some of the spring displays. I made sure to compliment her extensively as I ooh'd and awed.
The designer was actually in the middle of tying the pots to this giant wreath when I furst arrived. I have already rendered a mini version myself, and will have to get a picture of it for the blog.
There may be nothing more trendy right now then pallet creations, and this one definitely works to sell succulents. Not to mention and old tools, cinder blocks and old hoses. I don't know about you but I want to go tie an old hose to my shed right now.
every year they do something pretty great with a bathtub. Last year they had some plants in it and a great big dog statue.
They usually have at least one structure that I want in my backyard. Last year it was made of birch logs this year it's made of old windows, metal and lattice. I walked right in here and said this needs to be my office.
I can't say that these colors are my favorite, but I love everything about the placement of the umbrellas in the tools for merchandise purposing.
And it doesn't hurt to have my very favorite giant yellow lilies in full bloom to stink up the whole place in a glorious way.
And I always love a little mini greenhouse made of old windows, if my Pinterest boards are any indication. This one is pretty perfect
So even if you're not ready to start gardening, and there's still overnight lows in the 30's, I strongly encourage you to go visit a greenhouse. More than likely their workers are gearing up for spring doing all sorts of inspiring things. And you can always leave with a wind chime if you're not ready to buy a plant.