Here in Minnesota, we are having the winter that won’t end this year. As one weather man said…”By my calculations, this is February 67th.” Yes, sadly that is what it feels like.
Yesterday, I got together with my girlfriends and we enjoyed a “summer” day out at Sailer’s Greenhouse. Each spring I organize a “Ladies Night Out” so we can feel the warmth of summer while inside the greenhouse, even if it’s 20 degrees outside. We need that to keep our sanity some times, and especially this year when it’s April and we still have snow on the ground and haven’t felt the springtime temperatures.
We started our evening out with wine, cheese and crackers. This is how ladies night works. We start out slow with our glasses in hand just wandering around the plants. We don’t like to be rushed into any dirt or planting just yet. The wine helps our creative juices get going…or so we tell ourselves.
Eventually Nikki finds me and says that she’s ready to give her “pep talk” to us and tell us what sort of ideas we can do tonight. She is super helpful and gives us great tips on what to plant, which flowers go well together, and shows us some cute pots/planters that we are able to buy and design in. Always good information to get us started.
It’s time to put our wine down for the time being and get started. The smell of the fresh soil is amazing and everyone wanted to get their hands dirty. It’s really therapeutic and relaxing. Makes everyone smile~
After I finished designing my own planter, I walked around and took some pictures of their finished products. I love how unique they all are. So colorful and pretty! Jean chose these super colorful cactus plants and put them in a neat purple planter. I can’t wait to see them later this summer. Jane made identical planters to put out at her lake home. Beautiful~
Karen did this pig planter and it is so adorable and Rachel’s made me think of Arizona.
Sheri went out shopping for her planter before our night out and she found this great white pot with an ’S’ on it for Smith. She plans to have it out on her deck this summer. I chose to do a succulent pot this year and put it out on our deck as well. Dawn did a fun mix of herb garden and fairy garden. I like that idea.
Elizabeth always does something cool and this year she did a succulent garden inside a cube terrarium. I love that you can see all the layers she made. Laura chose a succulent planter in a springy color and Catherine put together a wonderful herb garden to enjoy all summer long.
While we were planting, Mark & Peggy of course were working. Mark always has time to stop and chat with me and my friends tho. I know he enjoys our company every year and would hate to miss out on this night. hehe
We were all so happy with our creative “masterpieces”. This is the easy part…now we have to take them home and keep them growing all summer long without the help from Sailer’s Greenhouse. Good luck ladies! I’ll be checking in on those mid-summer.