09 Aug A thought provoking movie, and a nice side trip!
Good Monday morning to you! To start the week off, I thought I might provide you with a serious topic to ponder, as well as a few beautiful images from a wonderful Garden Center.
Yesterday, we traveled to Greenwich, Connecticut and the beautiful Audubon Greenwich, for a private screening of the movie “A Chemical Reaction”. This powerful documentary, created by Paul Tukey And Safelawns.org tells the story of a the small town of Hudson, Ontario Canada, and their decision to ban the use of pesticides, and the movement that it began across Canada and hopefully the world. I have been anxiously awaiting the chance to see this movie, and had high hopes for the message it would deliver and the inspiration it might provide to millions of lawn loving Americans. I was not disappointed, and I believe as time goes on we will look back to this movie and remember how it started a change in our collective psyche of the way we view lawn care, and possibly even the lawn itself. If you are interested in a healthier environment for you and your family, want to learn of the toxic effect lawn chemicals pose, or simply like to hear a good David vs. Goliath story, you will enjoy this movie.
On our trip down to Greenwich, we made a side trip to Hollandia Nursery in Bethel, CT.
This wonderful retail nursery, boasts beautiful display gardens, a great selection of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, and further deepened my passion for retail garden centers. Enjoy these photos of their display gardens, and if you have the chance, I hope you will pay them a visit!