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Today was a day to be traveling in an air conditioned car or working in an air conditioned building. Not so for the garden center workers. They must endure the heat and spend most of the day watering. Plants respond to heat stress by drooping and people pretty much do the same. In my travels today, I stopped at Woodbridge Greenhouses. The name is derived from the dense glacial til which is called woodbridge soil. This soil was deposited on smooth top slopes or upper side slopes when the glaciers receded. Woodbridge Greenhouse is indeed on a hill not far from the highest point in Rhode Island which boasts just over 900 feet. Not too impressive is it? But keep in mind that this is the Ocean State and height is always relative. The owner and grower is a friend, customer and great grower! There is always something interesting to see at this small and delightful garden center.
It has a small office located in an old house which is painted butter yellow with lime green steps. The window boxes are adorned in my favorite shades of burgundy and lime green.
The nursery yard is well appointed with shrubs and filled pots.
Why is there no picture of the nursery yard? It was hot and I guess I missed that shot. At the corner of one of the greenhouses is this inviting water
feature with this great nepeta in the background. There is a display garden enclosed with a picket fence.
It has some very intriguing stepping stones which were made by a local artist. There are three different ones. One with horses,
one with fish
and one with dragonflies.
Very interesting! Did I leave without purchasing? Not this time. Here is the booty!
The weekend clean out of the borders resulted in some obvious bare spots and we can't have that can we? I bought this grass, Chasmanthum, Northern Sea Oats, Heuchera 'Lime Rickey' , and this Weigela, 'My Monet'. Have any of you grown any of these? What do you think of them?