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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

The Greenery Garden Center Part 2

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Do you love garden statues, planters, 
arbors, and stone walls? 

Then you are in for a treat. 

The Greenery 
in Brownsboro, Alabama 
(I mistakenly listed its location as 
Huntsville, Alabama in my last post.)
showcases beautiful gardens 
in its landscape and in its greenhouse.

focused on the annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. 
This post is about the 
"...& MORE!" 
The layered stone columns are a first view of 
so more MORE to come. 

Yes, this is a business, not a private residence, 
that illustrates how to create a lush, gracious landscape 
in its display gardens.  

The front entry with its angel statue, stone bench, and 
potted Boston ferns set among sculpted boxwoods 
invites customers to linger before entering the store. 

Just to the left of the main building is an open air garden
filled with garden statues, pots, urns, and arbors for sale
that allow customers to create a similar look in their own landscapes.

Peering through the wrought iron fence, 
I look forward to seeing its contents up close. 

So much to see... 
a double arched arbor, 
birdbaths in the foreground, 
statues of a girl and a boy, 
a potted evergreen on the breezeway, 
dog and cat statues for animal lovers, 
concrete benches, 
a French-style pea gravel walkway, 
and just a glimpse of an elegant urn atop a pedestal. 
Each time I come to The Greenery, 
I take time to sit quietly amidst its beauty. 

 The native stone drywall holds a raised bed
filled with shrubs and flowers.
All of these gardens were built new
since the nursery opened in 1993.

What an unusual bench... Noah's Ark?

Display gardens include plantings in large
European-style urns.

Several styles of urns and pedestals are available. 
I love all of these. 

My favorite is this scrolled urn atop its pedestal.
Someday... maybe...

So, what did I buy?

A G.Wolff pot to replace my shattered one... 

Here it sits in my Texas garden with a Vitex tree in full bloom behind it.

Little by little, I learned, since 1980, what to plant in my north Texas garden 
which is very different from a north Alabama garden. 

I'm not sure what is going into my new G. Wolff pot. 
See The Greenery's website for more information
and inspiration.
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  1. Delightful! I love all the European influences.

    We drive down to the city and I take in all the beauty at the nurseries, but know in my heart that if I were to try growing most of the plants here, they would not survive. So I look at a visit to the nursery much like a visit to a fine art museum. :)

    Your garden is gorgeous, Judith. I look forward to seeing/reading about everything you share!

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  2. Good choice! I love the A.G. Wolff pot. Isn't it sad that our favorites are always the ones to get shattered. My two oldest crocks didn't survive the move to AZ the first time we came here. The movers reimbursed, but it's not the same. Would love to go visit that incredible shop!

  3. What a lovely garden centre - I love to visit places like that. They're sources of ideas, but also places that fill one's gardening spirit!

  4. Thank you for sharing more of this beautiful place! Hope you are enjoying a delightful weekend.

  5. What a beautiful spot! I have always loved those Wolff pots after seeing them on Martha Stewart's show.

  6. Wow that's my kind of place! Love the planters and accents. I so want one of those bird girl statues. I like your Wolff pot. I'm not familiar with that brand but it looks wonderful!

  7. What a beautiful place! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home. Hugs, Maria


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