A Garden Surprise

 
Hello my friends,
Don't you love it when you're driving along a country road and you happen across a delightful place?
 
Yesterday, while we were returning to Brenham after visiting Waco we came across a delightful shop in the town of Independence.
 
 



When I spied this sign I wasn't sure if it was an antique store, or gift shop; but knew we had to turn around to see.

 
 Much to my delight, it was a garden shop.
 
This creative arch made from clay pots, and purple fence lead us to a whimsical garden with unique outbuildings.
 


 


 


 
This building was originally a corn crib.

 
As we wandered the grounds, we found lots of great arbors and a few gates.
 



 
 There was beauty and whimsy along every path.
 






 
Whew!  That's a lot of photos!  I know that if you're a garden gal, like me; you didn't mind.  (wink)
 
Why not a few more?
This is the first sight I saw as we were driving down the road.
 


 
 

I love these structures made from rebar.  A lot had plants growing on them that were just starting to flower.
 
 
I could have spent hours here!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
hugs,
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
 
 
 

22 comments

Connie said...

Thank you for turning back and having your camera charged . . . this was such a fun tour. The only thing better would be to see it in the summer when everything is green and in bloom. You might just have to go back :)
I could look at garden photos all day long, LOL.
Happy weekend!
Connie :)

Stacey said...

I'm so glad you stumbled across the Antique Rose Emporium! I have never been there but have heard about it for years. :)

Kim said...

What a fabulous place! The terracotta pot arch is inspired. What a fun place to walk around and discover all the quirkiness.

happyone said...

Wow what a wonderful place that is. I would have enjoyed a walk around there.
Such a fun and interesting things to see.
What a unique arch made of flower pots.

Louca por porcelana said...

WOW!Really delightful!Hugs,Jann!xo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I definitely would have turned in at that sign to see what it was all about too! I love places like that and your pictures capture the feel of the place perfectly. So what did you buy there?!

NanaDiana said...

WOW! What a find that place turned out to be! I could spend half a day there, I think. There are some unusual things there that I haven't seen other places--which is alway fun. Glad you got to experience it up close and personal. xo Diana

The Victorian Girl said...

So glad ya'll are visiting our wonderful state of Texas! Brenham is a really fun town and has some great antique stores as well as being the home of Blue Bell ice cream! The Antique Rose Emporium is a must-see. If you are going to Dallas, be sure to visit the Dallas Arboretum. Right now the Dallas Blooms event is going on there and has 500,000 spring blooms!It is truly amazing!

Em22 said...

Wow! That's def my kind of fun land! Such a beautiful bench! And, that archway, how cool!! Love all the little unexpected treasures throughout! Thanks for posting as many pics as you did! I wouldn't even have been mad if you added MORE pics! 😉

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a lovely garden! I love how each picture is a surprise.

BarberryLane Designs said...

Oh, my---you have to go back when it is all in bloom....fascinating----the bones of this space is amazing!

Jeanie said...

What a fun place! That flower pot arch is fabulous. How I'd love to see that in another month or two!

Jean Tuthill said...

I love looking at pictures of gardens, flowers and their settings. I'd love to see this in a month or two when it's in full bloom. I hope you can go back and take some more pictures! Love the flower pot arch! (it must have cost a fortune to make it) Thanks for sharing your wonderful discovery and have a wonderful day!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Delightful and breathtakingly beautiful!!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Oh my gosh Jann I could spend the WHOLE DAY there!!! I can only imagine how glorious it is in season! That would be my dream property, right there.....sigh, more snow for us tonight!!

Zaa said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures... I really enjoyed the tour . Each photo is unique and inspiring.... It’s a fabulous property.

Debby Goes Shabby said...

Jann

Loved the garden visit so much fun. I know you had a great time with your husband and all the adventure!

Debby
Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

Wandering Wren said...

That was a wonderful wander - you were lucky to get a turn back, once we've gone past I always get the "Too Late"! lol.
Wren x

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Wow Jann, you stumbled upon n amazing place. The terra cotta pot arch is quite unique. What a treasure of ideas and inspiration. Someone was certainly very creative. Thanks for sharing this lovely gem. Happy Sunday. P.S. what did you decide to do about your domain?

Katie Mansfield said...

How cute is that place? I love it. The terra cotta arch is fabulous and so unique. Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch.

Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Oh my, what a place to visit! I love the old bed frame, well, bottle tree, and the bike tree! Sharing ♥

Christine Graves said...

Boy am I feeling inspired now! I am loving all the arbors and trellises too. We are putting in a backyard fence in a month or so and I cannot wait to make my own view so I can have a nice trellis and arbor on it.

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