Why The Wandering Eye Gives A Posy To Pondside Nursery
Frankie is my garden helper....Kelly Varnell Virgona were the designers.
So it takes your better class ‘o nursery to grab me, kicking and screaming, and entice me to actually buy a plant. Pondside Nursery, on Route 9G south of Hudson, grabs me. The owner, Claverack native Jake Watts, has created a new horticultural destination in our ‘hood. The nursery’s hardscape and landscape are evolving every season, and I, for one, enjoy a nursery that actually plants a landscape around and into the inventory. It inspires me.
Perrenials Yay! Annuals Blech...
So check it out. We can’t drive to Hudson without stopping. It’s like Stuckey’s (right)...“PLEEEEEASE can we stop?? Please???" As the designated driver, I control HWMBO. (Bam! Kaboom!) (Photo courtesy of my hometown paper, the Beaumont Enterprise, Texas. Neither the hands or the t-shirt are particularly clean. But the Pecan Log Roll speaks volumes.)
Jake is camera shy and sent me a photo of the whole Pondside gang. You'll have to guess which one he is.
An aside — further south on Route 9G, Germantown’s Valley Harvest Ice Cream & Grill is open again for the summer. I wrote about it last year, but it bears repeating. Last Saturday night my little house party was jonesing for ice cream so we stumbled over to Valley Harvest. And damned if it was not the BEST banana split I have ever seen/had. I watched as they cut fresh pineapple and strawberries. The whipped cream was real. So was the sugar rush. And it was $4.95. Brilliant.
5918 RT9G Hudson, NY 12534
Open daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Our blogger, interior designer Carey Maloney, and his partner Hermes Mallea, an architect, are principals in the M (Group).
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