Saturday, January 3, 2009

All things Old are New Again

Today we warm up our muscles, eat a good breakfast, gather our strengths....and head for The Flower Tree. One of the nicest things about the new year is the chance to take some of our favorite "old" things and re-do them. Today's "old" project is the gift shop at The Flower Tree. We are re-arranging, re-stocking-re-gardening the whole room. Over the last couple of years we lost the ability to keep certain items out in the green room, our semi-outdoor garden room, due to roof conditions and un-shoppable weather, ie: Old Man Winter makes it real uncomfortable for a few months. What we have wanted to do was have an area in the comfort and warmth of the gift shop for those items that have a year round, as well as seasonal interest. Sloggers for those muddy mornings when you need to get out to the compost pile, San Diego Hats for winter and summer, gloves and tools, benches, small fountains for inside the home, gates, beautiful wind chimes and bird feeders, gardening books and cards.....you get the idea, I hope.



So this morning we meet at the store, we will be open, but watch out.....construction will be taking place inside as we move cabinets, install new lighting, take inventory and "Renew & Recharge the Creative Garden". We will be expanding the Carson River Coffee area to get some needed new comfy seating, as well as repositioning the wine area to make it more open. Some lines will always be with us....Burt's Bees, because it is natural and we love it, Salt City Candles, The Thymes, because who doesn't want something so wonderful scented and moisturizing, Sterling Teas, European Soaps, Department 56, Lanie's Ladies, Natural Life...for the peace child in all of us, and on and on and on. We will be adding new lines as the coming months unfold, but always keeping with our true core. We are a garden center first and foremost and we want to offer you all the most wonderful products out there. Let us know if there is something you are looking for that you think would fit.



But for now, it's on to the nursery.......we've got some heavy lifting to do! See you soon, Susan

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