Imagine a patch of green in front of your house, alive with the reds and yellows of seasonal flowers. How about having a small stone fountain or a decorative birdbath right below that flowering hedge? Whatever your need-seeds, herbs, flowers, garden decorations-a garden center is a sure place for all products related to gardens.
No wonder that people with green fingers spend a lot of time searching for a great garden center. A good investment in the center can yield rich dividends when it comes to your garden. For those living in Richmond VA, there are several garden centers to opt for. Most of these have a nursery where you can pick up the best of the seasonal blooms or premium quality seeds. Here are some pointers to help you find a garden center that matches what you want.
Check the quality of the plants that the center retails. Most centers in Richmond have a good selection of annual and perennial flowers. They also offer expert help in selecting your flower or seed and taking care of them. The best centers will stock the finest quality of plants and be responsive to what your want. If a particular variety is not available, they will try to source it for you. Also, compare the prices of different centers before zeroing in on one. Most centers have competitively priced products and the best ones offer a large selection of quality plants at pocket-friendly prices.
Want to try your hand at gardening yourself? Most garden centers have a wide array of gardening implements and supplies. These include everything from fertilizers and mulch to garden tools and supplies. If you do not have much space yet dream of growing your very own patch of green, you could also try container gardening, the popular, space-saving option for many people these days. Most centers stock a good supply of tools and equipment you will need for container gardening.
Whether it be about the best flower to plant in a particular season, or tips on buying the latest de-weeder in the market, you can get any of your garden-related queries answered by the horticulturists employed by the garden center. Most centers offer this service at no extra cost.
If you are looking for a reputable garden center, Richmond VA residents have many to choose from; Stockner’s Nursery is a popular garden center that offers additional services such as landscaping, hardscaping, and irrigation, making it a one-stop shop for all your gardening needs.
Garden Center Richmond VA – Stockner’s Nursery is the one stop for all your residential and commercial landscaping needs. They provide full range of landscaping, hardscaping, irrigation and grounds maintenance services make in Richmond, VA.
A walk in the Park
A sunny Sunday afternoon in the Kurpark.
Bad Oeynhausen is a nice little town in East Westphalia, famous as a spa centre for more than a century. My favourite place in town is the Kurpark (spa gardens) with beautiful garden architecture and historical buildings of the early days of the spa era. This Saturday we enjoyed the perfect Autumn sun in the park.
By blavandmaster on 2014-11-08 16:05:31
Known to many as "the Matisse of Japan," Mayumi Oda combines traditional Japanese and Buddhist iconography with her own unique sense of color, line, and movement. In this collection, her groundbreaking artwork is paired with essays by San Francisco Zen Center and Green Gulch Farm Zen Center practitioners (including Richard Baker, Linda Ruth Cutts, Wendy Johnson, Edward Espe Brown, and Norman Fischer) who have owned, loved, and been changed by Oda's work over the years.
Mayumi Oda's internationally-recognized artwork plays with traditional Japanese and Buddhist images, refiguring them as celebrations of the feminine and the natural world. Where most traditional Buddhist iconography features male figures, Oda introduces female "Goddesses" that seem to jump off the page, imbued with the vibrancy of Oda's color and line.
Originally from Japan, Oda settled in Muir Beach, California in the 1970s and began practicing and painting at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, which Oda calls her "California Buddha Field." Divine Gardens pairs Oda's artwork with essays by her fellow practitioners, for whom Oda's artwork has been a constant companion.
Suitable for study by art students or for display on a coffee table, Divine Gardens captures the essence of Mayumi Oda's art and life as a Zen practitioner. The forty-five full-color works of art and twenty-four essays contained in the collection are a joyful celebration of her work and the community forged through the years at the San Francisco Zen Center.
There is a lot of work that goes into putting a garden center back together after a late spring freeze warning! It’s pretty entertaining!