A couple of weeks ago we made a little visit to a local nursery. I am so enchanted by this place! It's run by Asians, and watching all of the gardeners walking around in their broad, cone-shaped straw hats is fascinating. I just breathe in all of the deep fragrances around me and daydream of having a beautiful backyard retreat someday. This nursery has amazingly low prices ($4.99 for hanging baskets, $2.99 for the basil we purchased, $14.99 for trees, etc.) that tempt me even though we're just renting!
The boys loved riding on the wagon and seeing all of the plants, but the fish pond was their favorite!
Talmage was (and still is) the official basil caretaker. He loves watering it!
This tree was my favorite. Doesn't it look like it came from Narnia?
Our basil has been growing like crazy, so we have loved using it in dinners! It was a pretty nice size when we bought it (in the picture), but we'll have to put it in a new pot soon! Talmage likes eating the leaves straight. I'm sure much of that is due to the fact that he takes care of it. :)