A Greenhouse Tour…

Out in the country, along a back road, sits a greenhouse full of lush plants along with myriad colorful plants and vegetables outside. With no big sign out front it would be easy to pass right by…but you’d miss the fun!

Come and visit A Better Way Produce & Nursery with me. We began our tour in a greenhouse full of flowering vines and plants…and one feisty rooster! I noticed that Brita, who graciously showed me around, always stood between me and her feathery friend saying, “he sometimes likes to attack”. I was protected until she had to step out for a phone call. What happened next was hysterical! As soon as she moved from between us that  little rooster walked calmly to the door, craned his neck in the direction she walked, as if to be sure she was really gone and, once satisfied, whirled around  to “attack”! Being a “chicken” myself,   I screamed for Brita and she came through the door and stuck out a booted foot just in time to save my ankles! He flew back, though she never touched him, and I swear he glared at me!IMG_6544adj

We continued our walk through the beautiful foliage, the little rooster trailing at a safe distance, happy to follow along now that we knew he was the boss! The soft light in a greenhouse is ideal for capturing the beauty of the plants:

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Calla Lily

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Morning light in the greenhouse

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Pelargonium- Martha Washington Geranium

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Thunbergia- Black Eyed Susan Vine

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Thunbergia going wild in the greenhouse

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Azalea

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Kalanchoe

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Justicia brandegeeana – Mexican Shrimp Plant

 

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Hypoestes – Polka Dot Plant

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Cape Blanco Sedum

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Melianthus

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Sempervivum

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Oxalis Charmed Wine

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Hakonecholoa

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Ground Orchid

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After walking through the greenhouse we ventured outside and around the garden and
shade house….

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Allium

 

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Azalea

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Violet Labadorica

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Anise

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I took home some of this lettuce…it’s beautiful and tasty (Flashy Oak Leaf) and a beautiful Hellebore:IMG_6632adj

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Candytuft

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Billbergia Nutans

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Lithodora

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Arctotis – African Daisy

After enjoying all the flowers the real fun began when Brita released 8,000 ladybugs into her garden! But, that’s a story for next time!

A Better Way Produce & Nursery is located at 3615 Stony Point Road, Santa Rosa. They are open 7 days a week 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  2 Replies to “A Greenhouse Tour…”

  1. Kim
    March 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    So much prettier than the snow I am still looking at…I can feel the warmth from here! 😉

    • dljones
      March 26, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Hi Kim, It’s a double edge sword in Calif. Nice weather but way behind in rainfall! Hoping we’ll be able to plant our regular garden and have enough water for it! Enjoying your decorating! Donna

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