A Favorite Quote

"If you look the right way you can see that the whole world is a garden." from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Favorite Store Near the Shore

Another favorite stop off along the Jersey Shore is a shop called Wild Bird Accents. The first time I drove by I notied all of the bird houses on display out front. That made me stop on the way back from my one of my favorite gardens, Leaming's Run. After going into the shop I noticed all of the driftwood. They have driftwood all over the place made into all kinds of items for the garden lover. Driftwood birdhouses, bird nest stands, tables, benches, chaiselounges, and on and on. They have great nature toys, books, and gifts for children as well as adults. They have all kinds of bird food and beautiful specialty pots for plants that I have never seen anywhere else. I love shopping there. Anyone who loves birds and plants will love this shop!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Ahhh. Vacation time. Relaxing at the beach. Well, I don't always relax at the beach just because I go to the seashore. There are so many other fun things to do and even at the shore you can visit beautiful gardens. One of my favorite places down the Jersey shore is Leamings Run Gardens. It is a private garden open to the public. It is quiet and peaceful. A beautiful place to go. It is at least 5 degrees or more cooler than the beach because of all the shade in the wooded areas. I am not crazy about the heat. So if you don't feel like turning into a lobster on the beach on a really, really hot day...think about a visit to Leaming's Run. You will love it.