It’s a Knockout!


Hey, what’re you doing?

Not much.

Wanna go on an adventure?

Sure.

So it was that an ordinary day turned into something special thanks to a friend wanting to go to the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas.

What a place!  As the crowd of men and women indicated, it is an outing for anyone who enjoys and appreciates growing things.

The Antique Rose Emporium is more than a nursery, it’s an experience.  Everywhere  is beauty whether growing

or an enchanting example of creativity.

What great uses for what I thought were ordinary flower pots!

Throughout the grounds are delightful scenarios

and clever displays.

The gardens are very well organized and have plentiful varieties no matter what you’re looking for,

and if you want a little something extra, feel free.

Needless to say, butterflies are free in this environment,

and I couldn’t get enough of the monarchs fluttering among the blossoms.

By this time I’m in sensory overload, but there’s still more.  I think I’ll save it for tomorrow….won’t you please come back?

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26 thoughts on “It’s a Knockout!

  1. Oh what fun! I would love to peruse the grounds & gardens! Despite the offer to help myself to the freebies, I think I’ll pass :) Love your capture of the butterflies~ glorious!!

  2. What a great garden center! I am so envious. I really love the creative pot display. I wish we had a good garden center here. The only one we had closed down a few years ago, now we’re stuck with home centers that carry a few popular plants, but never anything intriguing.

  3. Hi LuLu…thanks so much for stopping by CITexas Gal and leaving a comment. I’m always sooooo very happy to meet another Texas Blogger. So very glad I returned your visit and found out about the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas. Never been there, but after seeing this post and your great photos, it’ will be on my List of Great Places to Go in Texas. Thanks….Sue

  4. Wow! That clay pot arch is amazing! And free weeds! Give me some of those. Even the weeds are allowed to grow where I am — it’s so hot most of the year, that if it’s green and grows, I water it — all the better if flowers, too. :) Looks like you had a fabulous day! So much to see and enjoy. Best wishes, Tammy

  5. Oh goodness, what a lovely place to visit. That archway is extraordinary! I wonder how many pots they used? Oh, I wish I could wriggle my nose and be there for a visit. It’s winter time here in the northeast and nothing much is growing!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

  6. Love places like that – thanks for sharing your trip there. Someone put a lot of work into the clay pot arch! Wow. I need one of those signs “free weeds – pick your own” and change the word weeds to leaves. :-D
    Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I’m finally catching up with emails and viewed your beautiful photos of this very, very special garden. It is truly a living work of Art!!

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