The Happy Croc Dundee
I really couldn't imagine any other variety of Croc enjoying himself basking on a bed of ice like this one at Martha's Bloomers this weekend. He truly looked happy with that big smile. I didn't hardly feel frightened at all. What a fabulous day filled with splendid rays of sunshine and special friends. And Yes! We were looking for adventure! The three of us like tourist out exploring new territory in the snow and ice at our local nursery.
We headed out this morning with high expectations of attending a seminar on raising honeybees. Unfortunately it had been canceled due to the snow and ice we had experienced over the last couple of days. But that didn't stop the shear delight of a day out. After all, being shut in for a few days will give a Texas garden girl severe cabin fever. I have to say, this is the first time I've visited a nursery with ice sculptures. There was snow and ice at every turn. Actually, I'm wondering if perhaps all the fun may have been a symptom of having spring fever.
Frozen Fountain at the inner courtyard
My favorite fountain at Bloomers
This nursery has many wonderful water features. I wish I could put some of them in my garden at home. Everywhere you turned there were little creeks running through the landscaping and skipping over gorgeous rocks. There is nothing like the peaceful sounds of water trickling while walking through the garden paths. We continued exploring all the fun little nooks and crannies in the gift shop until hunger took hold. We then discovered that the tearoom was also closed due to frozen water pipes. We needed an alternate plan quickly! So say goodbye to Martha's Bloomers!! Surely there is a place that isn't completely frozen and serves warm tea.Oh but wait!! I spotted these guys on our way out. I think I must have one for the herb garden. After all the honeybees will need a cool place to sip a little fresh water this summer. These little vintage bunnies looked quite willing to do the job. I will have to make mention of them for a Mother's Day Gift perhaps.
To complete the trio, my garden friends Ruth and Donna
Ruth suggested that we might head over to the tearoom at Bluebonnet Herb Farms. It was just a hop, skip and a jump away. She always has the most wonderful ideas!! After all, she began this exploration by inviting us to join her for the bee seminar. And a excellent idea it was. We were greeted by the most charming staff upon our arrival to the tearoom. It was warm and cozy and they had the most wonderful hot Hibiscus Tea complete with fresh raw local honey and lemon. We enjoyed the most delectable crab cakes and mixed green salads. It was most certainly the perfect end to our icy garden day!!
Warm Wishes and Happy Gardening!!