15 July 2011

Visit to Greenland Continues.....

Last week, I posted a tour of a Botanic Garden located in Sherwood Park, Alberta.  This Botanic Garden is on the  property of Greenland Garden Centre.  Today's post continues with exterior shots of the greenhouse store entrance of the same.







Give you some ideas, doesn't it?  It does me.  It's weird, but I like those rock like facial sculptures and the fountains, well, I've always enjoyed fountains and water features for the garden.


Next week, join me for a tour of the greenhouse and the grounds, including trees, shrubs, hydrangeas and more!!  This is one of my absolute favourite greenhouses/nurseries in the area and, no, I am not in their employ. :0

20 comments:

James said...

I've never done any gardening but it's sure nice to look at. Great pics! I love fountains too!

p3chandan said...

Its so lovely especially the one with the happy n sad scultures, gave me an idea how I can 'renovate' my own flower bed. Thanks for the tour, looking forward to the next one!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovin' the fountains too...and yes weird faces but there is something about them,I like them too!

zNope a a blade of grass/lawn anywhere on my property...yippeeeee!
LOL
*hugs*deb

Jacki said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I was out there weeding tonight and I actually have little patty pan squashes. Just like the tomatoes, I just didn't see them! Patty pan are also known as scallop or Sunburst squash ... I like calling them patty pans :) They're almost shaped like little yellow flying saucers, with a ridge around the middle that's scalloped. I grew them last year too - I'll reply to your question on my blog with a link to last year's pictures if you want to see.

Diane said...

Thanks for your visit. I got my garden markers at Lee Valley. They are better than plastic or wood. I've tried them all.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

I really like the comedy/tragedy sculpture! That's definitely not something I've seen although it seems like something that would be quite popular, right?

Beth said...

Shirley, I love the facial sculptures too! It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I like your blog!
Beth

Bonita Jane said...

I love the fountains, and the sound of water. Thanks for checking out my latest post. To answer your question about chosing the color pink this year, while my perennials are an assortment, I like to change up my hanging baskets and other annual baskets each year. Once I had fun planting blue and yellow, our state flag colors! Enjoy your week!

Rambling Woods said...

I was going to say that I liked the rock faces too..for some strange reason...I need one pointed at my neighbors with a tongue stuck out...

Eden said...

Such a beautiful place to visit. I love the reflections in the last photo.

Have a great weekend.

Byddi - We didn't come here for the grass... said...

Great ideas for the garden -I love the fountain. My husband just bought us a cute little solar powered water feature. The tinkle of the water falling makes such a huge difference in the garden now - mesmerizing!

Lois said...

Those faces are certainly interesting and unique!

Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

I like face sculptures in a garden, and I very much like the strong sunshine I see as well! Seattle is so gray sometimes.

Melanie said...

The sculptures are nice but there are not enough plants, this being a botanic garden ....:)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Very pretty pictures and lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing them with us, and thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I appreciate it very much!

Kathy M.

Shirley said...

Melanie,
Thanks for the visit today. Greenland Garden Centre is a greenhouse/nursery with a botanic garden on the enormous property. My post of the botanic garden can be found here. This posting was that of the exterior of the entrance into the greenhouse. Sorry, if I did not make that clear. My upcoming post, this Wednesday, is a tour of the greenhouse. Hope you will join me for it.

Have a terrific week.

Shirley said...

Jacki, thanks for the info. I went to your blog and checked out the Patty pan squash and your recipe. I wonder if this same recipe adapts well to other squash too. I really do like the looks of this squash.

Shirley said...

Diane, thanks for the tip on the garden markers. I'd really like to add labels of this sort to my garden once I revamp the bed on the west side.

Shirley said...

A lot of you enjoyed the facial sculptures featured here. I don't usually go for whimsical pieces in the garden, including garden gnomes and such, as I prefer a more classic, traditional, and natural appearance to ornaments, statuary or furnishings. These sculptures caught my eye and I've considered them more than once but they'd have to be in a matured area, where they will blend in more than being a feature item.

Thanks for your visits and comments everyone. Join me this Wednesday to continue the tour indoors at this greenhouse.

Tootsie said...

living this close I really have no excuse not to go there!!! thanks for the inspirations!

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