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Tag: Watson’s Greenhouse

May
9th

Escape to gardens of eatin’ – Watson’s and Windmill

A club sandwich piled high with tomatoes, turkey and bacon is one of the lunch offerings at Anton's, located in a garden center. Drew Perine/Staff photographer
A club sandwich piled high with tomatoes, turkey and bacon is one of the lunch offerings at Anton’s, located in a garden center. Drew Perine/Staff photographer

My Japanese maple resembles Cousin It and my mock orange is drooping.

I’m currently playing a weekslong game of “ignore the shot weed.”

Like plenty of other procrastinating gardeners, I fell prey to a seasonal affliction I call Garden Center Time Suck. It’s a phenomena in which I intend to spend 15 minutes perusing variegated hostas only to emerge two hours later with a dazed look and a wagonload of blue fescue.

I’m looking at you, Watson’s Greenhouse and Windmill Gardens.

While wandering aimlessly (envisioning fairies magically making over my garden) through two East Pierce garden centers that offer sprawling campuses with plants aplenty, I also found something for diners: nicely appointed cafes.

They’re cafes for a bite with your gardener Mom – especially considering this is her weekend, after all – or a destination for ladies who lunch.

Dining alone? That’s fine, too.

Get digging. I know I need to. Read more »