Each spring, my best garden pal Sandie and I hop in her Prius and head to one of our favorite greenhouses in West Michigan.
An annual pilgrimmage to . . .
WW Greenhouse is located in Hudsonville -- a little town tucked halfway between Grand Rapids and Holland in West Michigan. I first discovered this greenhouse in 1988 . . . when Tom and I bought our first house . . . about a mile from this very spot. Of course, the greenhouse was quite small then. Really, just a little flower stand. My kids remember my pulling them through the little greenhouse in a wagon while I shopped for plants!
Now. . . it's HUGE!
Flowers stretched for acres and acres!
The aisles are looooong! (That's Sandie, way back there!) And there are no wagons anymore. Now, there are double and triple tiered carts! (Sandie's cart actually looked more like a hospital gurney.) All the better for selecting a garden of plants.
WW has most everything . . . annuals, perennials, native plants, wildflowers, herbs, vegetables, water gardening. (No trees and shrubs, though.) And they provide loads of inspiration. (They do a great job of mixing unusual plant combinations; maybe the best I've ever seen.)
We have a great time every year at WW. We load up our gurneys carts . . . and we laugh a lot!
And, in the end, we cram plants into every nook and cranny of Sandie's Prius (I am totally impressed at how many plants a Prius can hold!!!). . .
Where we spend the next several days planting. (And planting. And planting!)