A photo heavy post.
Over the weekend, Mr. Cottage and I went on a shopping trip to my favorite nursery and water garden business.
Milmont Garden Center is a Mennonite owned an operated business in the Shenandoah Valley. When I step into this place, a peaceful calm surrounds me.
It is herb nirvana for me. My olfactory senses are on overload. I walk up and down the row of herbs, touching and feeling and smelling. I simply can’t help myself.
Eye Candy everywhere!
A sea of shamrocks.
Imagine all the luck!
Outside, row after row of plants, shrubs and trees are all calling to me. The melody echoes off the mountains.
I can’t think of a more beautiful setting to spend time with the husband, and our friends.
Here, our friends are picking out plants for their garden.
It was hard to leave all this color behind.
A short drive away we arrive at another family owned business Springdale Water Gardens.
The storefront is in an old barn on the property.
It is still early in the season, much too cool for the water plants to make a showing. They are kept in the greenhouses until warm temps arrive.
Whimsical garden art is being unpacked as we arrive.
Mr. Cottage heads into the shop to purchase a new pump for our pond.
I headed over to the fish building, where I purchased 3 apricot comet fish.
With our purchases stowed in the trunk we head for home.
Just down the road from the water garden business is an old quarry. The exposed rock provides interesting shapes and colors.
Saw this building on the way back, I love the bright color.
Back home, we introduce the comets to their new swimming grounds.
Gilligan, gives a big hello welcome to the hood.
Today the weather has turned cold and rainy. April showers…
I hope your weekend was enjoyable.
See you later, Bye!