Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Gardening Roadtrip ~ Miner's Ace Hardware + Garden Center, Arroyo Grande




Spring gardening   is just beginning and I wanted to
share a beautiful garden centers my friend Kathy took me to
while I was out visiting in California in late January ~

Miner's Ace Hardware and Garden Center
186 Station Way
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Ph: (805) 489-9100







Miner's Ace Hardware is a one-stop shop where you can pick up tools, nails, paint and plants all at the same location!
After grabbing your paint supplies you can pass through their
indoor gardening area and head outside and find lovely
plants to beautify your garden and home.





I'm a nut for plants anyway so it was a garden fix for me
for sure!
In Southern California especially one can garden really
365 days a year ~ it's one of the things I really miss.
;)


Lovely pink azaleas surround this water fountain.


Like many gardening centers this one sells the usual pots
and also sells seasonal annuals and perennials.
What is different about it is that it is attached to a hardware
store which I found intriguing!

A table chock full of coleus plants ~ beautiful in bloom and with their variegated leaves!
Loved their striped look!  Perfect for shady areas in your yard.

I'm really ready for a big garden again so I was on a picture
binge trip snapping photos of plants that might also do well
in Texas.
:)

These coleus are grown pretty much as annuals in the U.S.
unless you live in zone 11 {think: Hawaii} according to what
I read online as they are tropicals.




Here's a good view looking out into the vast outdoor garden
area from just under the shade structure.
I loved all the geraniums, azaleas, camellias and pansies
that were in bloom then.

If you are expectantly waiting for springtime to come to
your part of the country
I hope this will give you some ideas for plants
to put into your gardens this year.




These perfectly pink camellia bushes do well in my
mother-in-love's garden and tolerate some lower
temperatures with a frost blanket thrown over top
as needed.

Come to think about it I don't think my mother-in-law
does do much
to protect the big camellia on the north side
of her Sacramento area garden.
It has been in that same spot for over 50 years now
and other than trimming to bring camellias inside
it I think it is pretty happy there.




Jumping to geraniums


I took this photograph as I had forgotten how much
I love geraniums and this light pink beauty was
calling my name!

I also like these shepherd's hook plant hangers ~ several
of the extended stay residents here at our campground
have them for with hanging baskets.
Really sturdy and great for adding height to the garden!





Another beautiful hanging basket filled with fiery orange
calibrachoa and an unknown *yellow flowering plant.
These lovely hanging baskets make me
miss the baskets I had
hanging off my old back patio cover
at our last home.

*If you know what it is, would you let me know
and I'll correct this.
Thank you!
:)




Love love love...


Pansy heaven!!!



Arroyo Grande is part of the central coastal climate of
California so it does get pretty hot there in the summer
{around 100 degrees Fahrneheit}
but it also enjoys major sea breezes every afternoon
which helps keep plants from frying.

For hanging baskets sometimes they need to be watered
in the morning and in the afternoon in California
if it is really hot.






How about in your area?  Do you have to double water
because of your summertime heat?


Well I hope you have enjoyed this garden tour of 
Miner's Ace Hardware and Garden Center.
When you get out to the central coast sometime
stop by Arroyo Grande and tour the antique district
have lunch and visit the gardens.
Oh! and the chickens are friendly!


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Happy Gardening!

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