Saturday Morning Nursery Crawl Vol. 2

You thought we were joking?  Nope.  EVERY. SINGLE. WEEKEND. WE. DO. THIS.

Our haul from this weekend's nusery crawl.

We lied on this one, because when I thought about it – it was actually a Sunday Morning Nursery Crawl… not Saturday.  Sorry.  We don’t lie… a lot.  Just on the weekends… and.. umm Tuesdays.  Crap.  Busted.

What was in this week’s haul?

Watermelons, cantaloupes, lady bugs, tomatillos, cucumbers, jalapenos (much nacho), big jim, sweet banana peppers, daisies, dahlias and umm… a few other things that I can’t think of at the moment.  Because I’m drunk (#drunkgardenchat on Tuesday nights on TWITTER!  SPREAD THE WORD).

What was in your haul this week?

Garden Stalking: it is just something we do…

We are weird.  Too weird at times.  Most of you know this though – and that is why a lot of you are here now.  Just see what the hell we are talking about and also to see if we took picture of your garden while you were having dinner or helping your kids w/ their homework.

Maybe.

Actually this is a local edition of Garden Stalkers – so all you internet-ers are safe this time… but we are about to turn this into a weekly post… so you are not safe for long.  Better get your gardens up to par, or you are probably going to be made fun of by yours truly in the coming months.  Like that is something new.

Last night we decided to grab the camera and get a few shots of some gardens & plants that always seem to be catching our eye lately.  Then we got distracted by ice cream and went home.  But before the ice cream… we snapped a few shots.  Check it.

Roses - nice.

This setup is on my way to work everyday.  It has some roses, which neither one of us has ever been a huge fan of.  I mean, we respect them… just not our style.  However, these look awesome w/ some cool pink flowers in the fore front.  It is a nice switch up from the normal rose-bush-stand-alone-focal-point-idea. The same people had this lil gem hiding in the back hugging the alley…

Alley Veggie Garden - we like!

Yup that is a veggie garden… in the alley.  A growing trend here in Midland, TX – a trend we like to see.  As we passed this one, we quickly saw another just one more house down…

Alley Vegetable Garden

Pretty cool eh?  only 4 plants, but you gardeners know how that turns in to 5… then a second bed… 15 plants, a lawn clearing – bean pole… community garden… acre.  A little bit further down…

Another Alley Garden

This one had a bit more room in the back – but still, basically an alley garden.  They had 10 or so plants (tomatoes we think) and a lot of space to work with.  Way to go garden neighbors.

Agave w/ it's junk out.

Check out the Agave w/ it’s junk out.  Yup – for those that don’t know, looks like this guy has hit his game over stage.  That giant aspargus lookin’ thing is the spike the beloved Agave sends up at the end of it’s life cycle.  You can’t tell because the picture is small – but there is another one in there that did so last year and cratered.  Now this one – our guess – the one on the right is up for next year.  Big agaves though – we can’t wait until ours gets to this point.

Are you a garden stalker like we are?  We do this all the time, so expect to see more and more local (and online) garden stalking in the near future.  Just don’t call the cops on us.  Please.

Saturday Morning Nursery Crawl

So like most gardeners, the weekends always end up being our time to shine.  By shine, of course I mean drink a lot and lay around in the garden soil until our wits come back in a blur… but you gardeners know what we are talking about – surely.  ;)

Seriously though, we love the weekends… and the way we kick off the weekend most of the time is with a local nursery tour and a huge haul of plants that we then have to figure out where to put.  We love it though, as most gardeners do – and it seems as if we see the same bunch of people each Saturday at the same nurseries buying plants. 

It is a vicious cycle.

This saturday we were on the hunt for some hanging baskets and anything else that caught our eye.  We went to one of the further nurseries in the area – Garden View… and we actually left w/ absolutely nothing.  They had great plants… they were just HUGE – and we didn’t need huge Saturday morning.

So then we stopped by our favorite local nursery/greenhouse and that is La Casa Verde – which came through.  We picked up a hanging basket to replace the ones from last year – and of course… a whole bunch of other stuff we probably didn’t need.  See below to get a window into our haul.

Our Haul from the nursery tour this Saturday

Obviously we have a thing for eggplant this year – since we bought like 10 of them.  3 different varieties, along w/ some sweet potato vines.  You can see a fern over everything, a few flowers I cannot think of right now and some marigolds for the tomatoes to hang out with.  There is also a couple peppers that looked too cool to pass up.  We have issues.

Remember all we were doing was going to get a hanging basket – so proof we didn’t lie…

New Hanging Basket

I know everyone is going to say… well what is it?  And this is where I say… damn – I forgot and I don’t have the tag w/ me at the moment.  So I will have to update this post later.  Sorry.  I suck at blogging sometimes.  And this is one of those times.

Did you do a local nursery crawl this weekend?  What goodies did you end up with?  Please tell us we are not the only ones that do this EVERY… SINGLE… WEEKEND?