Do you ever feel like getting out just for the sake of being creative? On a rare Saturday off together we decided to do just that. I planned a day full of mini dates to places we could whip out our cameras and really get the chance to explore our hometown.
We grew up just outside of Augusta, Georgia in a place called North Augusta, South Carolina. Confusing, I know. Augusta has earned the unfortunate nickname "Disgusta" over the years and not a day goes by that you don't hear someone complain that there's nothing to do here. We're on a mission to prove that wrong. Having worked for a small non-profit where I was able to collaborate with other organizations at my previous job, I can confirm that there's actually SO much to do here you can't accomplish it all sometimes.
If you know me, I've recently been obsessed with watching Zoe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Poppy Deyes, and Sean O'Connor's vlogs. It seemed like there was a week where they went in search of house plants nearly every day. We haven't done much in the way of house plants so I wanted to add a few to the mix to clarify our air and add a bit of color and character to our living spaces. A place that's been on my list for a while is Bedford Greenhouses. I know I'm spilling the beans a little on this hidden gem but it's a must-see! Tucked away in the Bedford Heights subdivision near Lake Olmstead is Augusta's cutest little garden oasis.
We started out walking around outside to look at all the plants and then wandered through the back of the lot by the half-emptied greenhouses. There were so many beautiful colors and textures to be found. After getting lost in a maze of plants, we made our way back around to the inside portion of the nursery. Inside were an assortment of pots and garden gifts and their succulents. Bedford Greenhouses has THE cutest terrarium bar! I've never seen anything like it. You can choose your own glass terrarium bowl and fill it with whatever succulents, rocks, shells, moss, etc. that you like to fit your taste. Everything is priced a la carte so it can be as affordable or expensive as you'd like. I can't wait to go back and create our own terrarium next time! We didn't go overboard on our plants but we selected a few things for inside and grabbed some beautiful pots while we were there. I have a feeling we will be stocking up on birthday and holiday gifts there as well from now on.
I'll save the house plant reveal for another post! Until then, fingers crossed that we are able to keep our plants alive and my black thumb doesn't show itself.
Do you have a local greenhouse that you love? Let me know your favorite house plants or care tips in the comments!