Garden Center Today

@fishtiger58 (30338)
Momence, Illinois
April 29, 2016 6:32am CST
Today is the day I have been waiting for since spring arrived. Today we are going to the garden center. I have to wear my comfortable shoes as we are always there at least 4 hours as this garden center is so big they have maps at the door. We are going to buy more flowers mostly annuals we buy every year to round out the garden. We will also be getting tomatoes, peppers, and more veggies to be decided when we get there. They have 20 smaller greenhouses with flowers and veggies. At the door to each of the smaller greenhouses they have a board up telling you what's inside. Inside the smaller greenhouses they have 4 pallets wide of growing things with two aisles for walking. Then they have 2 larger greenhouses with flowers, ground cover plants, hanging baskets, water features big and small and just was to much to list. The two larger greenhouses are each bigger than a football field. In my picture I am showing a small part of one of the big greenhouses. I would say that in my picture I am showing around one tenth of one of the big greenhouses. As I said this garden center is massive. They also have a huge outdoor area where they have trees and bushes and the like. They also have another building where they have pots and stuff like that. Many of those pots are taller than I stand and cost hundreds of dollars. They also have a hot dog stand in that building. It's an awesome day and my husband and I always enjoy it very much.
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@AmbiePam (49054)
• United States
1 May 16
That picture alone is amazing!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
It's a pretty cool garden center, so glad I live near by. I met someone there yesterday drove 2 hours to get there because they had heard so much about it.
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@AmbiePam (49054)
• United States
1 May 16
@fishtiger58 I think the closest thing we have to it is The Myriad Gardens. It's sweltering inside, but it's gorgeous!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
@AmbiePam It's warm in this place too but because of that and I think the plants can't get too hot they have these huge fans hung up and blowing all over the place.
@just4him (116761)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Apr 16
I know this is a fun day for you and I hope you find the perfect plants to round out your garden.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
We did we were there for 3 hours and got everything we need. Veggies and flowers. Now to plant them next week.
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@just4him (116761)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 Why wait? It should be a nice day by you today, isn't it? We have lots of sun today and good temps to go with it.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
@just4him It's been raining all day, started at 7 am and hasn't stopped chilly too.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
29 Apr 16
Wow! That is a big garden centre! Can't wait to go to some of them around here, but for us it is still too cold.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Apr 16
We need to plant in the next week or so. We like to get our plants a bit before we plant them to get them used to being outside possibly in the chilly weather.
@rebelann (41158)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Apr 16
I love that shot, I wish they had something like that here but so far the biggest nursery we have might be the size of a football field in it's entirety, at least they have lots of plants and trees for this kind of area.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Apr 16
It's the most awesome garden center I have ever been too. You should see their front lawn in the spring, thousands of tulips blooming. The owners are Dutch, as is my husband.
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@rebelann (41158)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Apr 16
It sure sounds awesome @fishtiger58 of course you will be showing us photos of this place, right? Do you have a wide angle lens?
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Apr 16
@rebelann I don't have a wide angle lens, wish I did. My camera doesn't even begin to show just how big this place is.
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@sgbrown (1643)
• United States
30 Apr 16
This place looks huge! I could spend hours in there too and probably way too much money! A gift certificate to our garden center is what I get from my kids every Mother's Day. Then hubby takes me there and I spend the gift certificates and more!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
Yes we spent to much but are happy with what we got. So we move on, thankfully we can afford to spend a bit more than usual.
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• United States
1 May 16
That sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day gift
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
@Marilynda1225 It's good enough for me, love the flowers, and had a great day with hubby looking at all the flowers and such.
• United States
1 May 16
Oh, wow!!! I would love to go to a huge greenhouse. I remember going with one of my dear friends, who is now departed. Miss that woman so much. We would go to local greenhouses whenever I would visit in the springtime. There was one that had great buys on plants of all sorts. I still have the stonecrop and blue thistle that I bought when we went together. The plants are about 10 years old now.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
Now that is awesome that you still have plants growing you bought 10 years ago. I too have flowers and such growing after that many years. We do buy annuals to round out the flower gardens every year, but yes love the ones that just keep on giving.
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• United States
1 May 16
@fishtiger58 I need to get some impatiens to put around the rough spots. Love them. Double impatiens are great in pots too.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly I can't remember if we bought impatiens or not We bought so many I will have to get those tags they put in the pots to see what I got. It's pouring out there so maybe tomorrow.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Apr 16
Wow! This is some garden centre! I have never been in one this big. It's good there is a hot dog stand or you'd need to take a picnic.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
We bought a lot of flowers and veggies yesterday and had a most wonderful time. I think we were there like 3 hours.
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@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May 16
@fishtiger58 Now you'll have the pleasure and work of planting all your purchases. :)
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
@JudyEv Yes we have to set them where we want them and walk around the house looking at the other flowers and moving them, and walking around again and moving them lol. My hubby drives me nuts lol. We can't just go out there and dig holes we gotta think about it and move stuff.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
9 May 16
That is so enjoyable to see all the garden center has to offer you.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
10 May 16
It's a day I look forward to every year. So fun there. And all the colors just blows your mind.
• United States
1 May 16
Sounds like a fun day of shopping for your plants as well as plenty of exercise
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
I'm sure I burned more calories than I consumed lol. It was a fun day.
@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
Oh, that's such an awesome place. How I wish we have that here in our country. I love to plant flowers and veggies in my front and backyards.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
It's a pretty amazing garden center. I met someone there yesterday who said she drove 2 hours as she had heard about this garden center. She was pretty excited to be there and was amazed by the shear size of it.
• United States
29 Apr 16
dang't, i wanna come, too! i miss those big greenhouses that seem to stretch out fer miles'n end. hope ya bought me somethin' purty 'n that smells good, too. ;)
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
I did buy many pretty flowers, got my veggies as well. we had such a good time.
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@amadeo (65604)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Looks great.We have not started yet.Too early for us.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
A week or two and we will plant them.
@LadyDuck (156900)
• Switzerland
29 Apr 16
Your garden center is really a big one. I hope to go the next week, from mid May we are ready to plant everything outside.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
Same here, we plant the first or second week of May, so now I am ready. Our tiller is on the blink so hopefully hubby can fix it, if not I'm going to buy another one.
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@DianneN (77844)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I would find that a true Paradise! I guess we won't be seeing much of you, lol!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Apr 16
Not yesterday lol. We were there for 3 hours and got all our flowers and veggies, now if the weather would cooperate we could get them all in the ground.
@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
29 Apr 16
That really is huge. I love garden centres too but I certainly don't want to spend 4 hours there. I like to be in and out as quickly as possible, which I why I prefer a smaller place with everything within easy reach.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Apr 16
they have so much there is positively overwhelming. What I do love about the place is the new flowers they have every season that I have never seen before.
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
29 Apr 16
If you could fly over my area (Niagara Region of Ontario), you would see thousands of acres of glass. The average green house is 10,000 meters. Not kidding, They grow everything. I love the photo above and can't wait until its time to buy here.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Apr 16
My husband is not awake yet and he doesn't know we are going today but we are lol. I would love to see those green houses near you. Wow. huge
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@kaka135 (14050)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 16
The garden center is really beautiful! Now I understand why so many people like Spring! As staying in tropical country, we can have this scene almost throughout the whole year. I am sure my children would love to visit this garden center too.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Apr 16
It's a blast there, and I love discovering new flowers I have never seen before.
@Juliaacv (30230)
• Canada
29 Apr 16
Oh it looks and sounds like heaven to me! I know that you will enjoy your time there, so many sights and smells to take in and enjoy. Have fun!
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Apr 16
Thanks I'm sure my feet will hurt by days end, but so worth it. We will also have lunch at the hot dog stand today as well.
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