Sunday, April 20, 2014

Merrifield Garden Center Manassas

After an early lunch with our friends who are moving back to Arizona this month, we thought it would be a nice day to take a drive to Merrifield Garden Center in Manassas. We went there last year with a local friend of ours who needed a special stone for her patio. We were also on the lookout for a grass sheer and a small rake to pick up the grass clippings. We just put in a patch of grass on our small patio. Aside from the weed Whacker, we would need a few things to tidy up the place after the grass gets cut. Google maps took us on a very strange ride, but we got there in about an hour. I was also hoping to find some interesting annuals to put in our now smaller plant bed. The place is huge, and they had the utensils we needed, but the flowers were nothing special. Merrifield reminded us of Milaegers in Racine, close to our home in Milwaukee, where we would make several trips every year to get enough flowers to fill many pots, gardens, and window boxes. We decided we would rather support our local Gingko's for our patio garden, or American Plant to get at least one tomato and cucumber plant. I think I'm going to like the smaller garden...I know my back and knees will!

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