Saturday, May 22, 2010

Victoria Day Games Begin!

In preparation for this Victoria Day weekend, last night, Friday night, I visited one of my favourite nurseries. I go to this nursery when I want something interesting and unique. Or to get ideas. The plants are luscious and of high quality. The prices are not!

So last night I did some scouting after work at this nursery. I get ideas for my baskets from their baskets. I was shocked at their prices this year. Prices were no less than $20 CAD for a basket, though I have to say, they were gorgeous.

For herbs, there were some nice sized and beautiful looking organic plants, but they wanted $6.99/ea! I think not! At a local supermarket, I spied a deal of 5 herb plants for $10. I'm going there for the herbs, since I've not this year started my own from seed.

I did find something I've been wanting at this nursery. San Marzano tomato plants. I've been reading that they are the best for tomato sauce so I picked up four of them. They were reasonable. If I had more room I would have bought more.


  1. I really like the San Marzano variety - they are sturdy plants which produce alot of good fruit. I usually make "sun dried" tomatoes with them.

  2. Yum. I want to try a sauce this year, roasting the tomatoes first on the BBQ

  3. Hi GP - thanks again for visiting my little blog project. The "northern exposure" hosta is definetly blue. It's one of my favorites - blue and chartreuse.

  4. I can't believe the prices this year! I too go to garden centres and get ideas from their baskets. By doing so, I usually save quite a bit!

    Can't wait to see yours :)

  5. Unfortunately one of my two hanging baskets broke, so I had to buy one. But it's a beauty! And next year I'll use it to plant my own. Hope you'll post pics of your baskets, too, Manuela.


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