Well she decided it was time to get the ball rolling, and have the shop up and running, but not before it was blessed.
Saturday, October 12th was a bright sunny day, and we, her friends and family gathered at the dedication ceremony to be a part of her happy venture.
After prayers by Reverend Roslyn, the shop was blessed (with its official name), and we were invited to wander around the gardens.
The Shop is located in a beautiful Eden-like garden filled with lots of exotic plants, birds and other wildlife.
Ferntrail Garden Centre
aka "The Shop"
Strawberry planter filled with Cuban oregano
The shop would not be complete without one of her favourite plants --orchids
An array of pots and garden decor
(hope you're not selling the pot-man that I gave you girlfriend!)
Handmade items like these maple leaves with broken glass mosaics
Beach stones with butterfly appliques of broken glass and coloured pebbles
Wandering around the garden, I ended up in The Fernery. My girlfriend LOVES ferns, hence the name of her shop "Ferntrail Garden Center."
Walking around the garden for a while longer, I came across this little grotto with a few pink flowers peeking out from some foliage below.
On closer inspection, I discovered that it was this beauty.....
Nursery holding area
Double red desert roses
Euphorbia milii - Crown of thorns
More garden views
Time to head to the gazebo for eats....look who's leading the way...Ginger the cat
A scrumptious breakfast buffet
Nina was keeping a close eye on everything
"Thank you" gifts from the hostess
I hope that this new venture will take off, and that the shop will be filled with lots of customers who will love everything they see and spend lots of money to make their gardens pretty.
I'm wishing you the best my friend....the best of everything, and may you live long and prosper.