We have friends who own a Water Garden Store in New Orleans, called American Aquatic Gardens http://americanaquaticgardens.com/. It’s a great place, just block away from the French Quarter and worth a visit. One of the owners Bill is very creative and when visiting his home he grandly presented an area in his yard which he […]
Attention all bargain shoppers, new inventory has been added to the Ding Dang Sale including gift items, including a granite birdbath, plenty of pottery, a granite frog, and lot’s of Mexican beach pebbles. We have a few outdoor rugs left!
I wanted to share images of the gardens we visited on our trip to Pennsylvania, we visited several places one of which was Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square PA. Longwood is one fabulous place, not only do they have amazing gardens but they also put on a fountain light show every evening in the summer […]
This fellow visited Nelson’s and decided to cool off in a stream. Though we don’t encourage you to jump into the pond or streams here at Nelson’s to cool off we do invite you to hang out with us by the water.
Hi Everybody! Today I was thinking about creating a Red, White and Blue display of pottery. As I was working, I was thinking about the colors Blue and Red. Two particular shades of these two colors pair amazingly well with plants. One is “Provence” Blue a classic color in pottery found all over Southern France […]
I’m an “Army Brat” and I was born in Okinawa and spent some of my formative years living in countries in Southeast Asia. I have a real appreciation for America because as a child I witnessed some of the conditions that people in other countries are forced to live. One time my father took me […]
Gardening has become one of my favorite ways to relax and unwind. When I get home in the evening I give my husband a hug and a kiss, he grabs a cool beverage for the both of us and we head out to the garden. We chat about our days as I water and pick […]
Dan was the featured speaker this past weekend. He is an organic gardener, a consultant and the head horticulturist at the McGovern Centennial Garden; http://www.hermannpark.org/centennial-year/mcgovern-centennial-gardens-cherie-flores-garden-pavilion/ Here are a few tips I learned from him—-compost compost compost! I already knew you could save a sick tree by simply adding a 1″ layer of compost around […]
For the last 20 years we’ve held a Garden Party each spring at Nelson’s, Won’t you join us? April 29th from 9-6
Insects are both friend and foe in the garden. Take for example aphids, these bugs are known as the “fleas of the plant kingdom”! Like fleas, aphids will bite and suck (blood from animals and sap from plants). With a friendly name like “Ladybugs” you know these bugs are friends. Despite their dainty name they […]