You know I am a gardening nut.
So I have seen nurseries, and I have seen flowers, but I have never seen a nursery or flowers like this.
It’s a new nursery in Durango called AJ’s and it alone would have been worth the trip.
Val and I found it on Thursday and Betsy and I stopped again as we headed out of town yesterday.
Both times I went to AJ’s, I was in less than a stellar mood because on both Thursday and Saturday mornings, the Inn’s wi-fi signal disappeared and I was unable to do many things that needed doing - including your blog posts.
Both times, when I went to AJ’s, I got happy.
How can you not?!?
All the customers in that place had a smile ear to ear – after they got over the initial jaw-dropping awe.
We told the folks who work there that they should have a recorder at the front door to catch the remarks as people come in.
Evidently, this new place is owned by people who know what they are doing. They owned a local nursery, which they sold 10 years ago, and there was a non-compete clause in the sale contract. The non-compete is now over and they are back with bells on – and absolutely fantastic low prices.
Huge baskets of cascading Illusion Begonia cost $22.95! BIG hanging baskets – $27.95 That was the tipping point for me!
And look at these Fuschia baskets! Yep – $27.95
You just have to take pictures. I took pictures of Betsy taking pictures – both with our iPads, of course . . .
And then came the big challenge. Were all the flowers we bought going to fit in the van for the trip home?
We opened all the doors and the tailgate.
We “stowed” all the seats in the floor.
We pushed and shoved and stacked and re-stacked . . .
And then slammed the doors and jumped in.
I am happy to report that Betsy and I and all those flowers made it back to Santa Fe unscathed.
Now to introduce them all to the garden!