Views of the Neighborhood – Pots and Plants Flash Plant Sale

This week’s view is of a special place. Since I am a member of the household that needs to stay home, The Producer bravely went to the event. She is the creative genius behind the photos.

Views of the neighborhood

Pots and Plants had a plant sale on Flamingo Drive in Lakeway,Β TX. They have a plant sale every March. This year it was extended into April. The flamingos have a storied past that included standing up to the city council when ordered to be removed. They were declared pieces of art and still remain. If you would like to read the whole story HERE is a link.

A signpost up ahead indicating the plant sale.

A far away shot of the pop-up (Flash) plant sale being held in the parking lot of an office building.

A little closer view of the rules. I think we all know the COVID-19 rules.

A shot of succulents.

A type of marigold.

Terrific looking annuals.

A collection of hanging baskets.

A closer look at a hanging basket.

Another hanging basket.

Collection of Bougainvilla.

How to take care of them.

Veggy plants.

A view of the selling space.

The home away from home Airstream where the proprietor’s stay.

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  1. Some lovely plants there, John. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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  2. I canΒ΄t wait until we can go out and buy plants again, my garden needs a spruce up. Love the flamingos on flamingo drive.

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    1. Yes, getting new plants is a real treat..Thanks, Darlene. I hope it will be soon. 😊

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  3. Gorgeous plants, John. Now I’m curious and have to go over and read about the flamingos.

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    1. I’m back to tell you it is an entertaining story.

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      1. That is why I put it up there. Thanks. I’m glad you liked it, Robbie. 😁

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    2. Thanks, Robbie. 😊

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  4. Great shots. Get any plants?

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    1. No plants, sadly. Nothing really called out for adoption I guess.

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  5. You had my attention with the flamingos! My dad’s cousins has a tradition of “flamingo bombing” each other’s yards.

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    1. That would be fun. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John. My parents got to witness one such “bombing,” and they enjoyed it a great deal.

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      2. I think it would be fun. Of course those suckers cost $4.00 each.

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      3. When it came to practical jokes, money was no object for that bunch.

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  6. A lot of plant sales have had to be rescheduled or rearranged this year. It looks like this folks did a good job of dealing with the situation, and they certainly had some lovely offerings for the plant-starved.

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    1. Yes. The report was the plants were very healthy. Thanks, Linda.

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  7. Well, the Producer sure did a fantastic job capturing the event. So many beautiful plants! Were any purchases made? Thanks for sharing. It looked like a picture perfect day!

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    1. She didn’t want to get that close to buy, so no. They did have an arrangement where you could go on line and then pay without touching anything but she didn’t have the time to wait. She had her eye on the hanging baskets but finally let them go. Thaks, Jill. 😊

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  8. I know many feel they can not go to their local nursery or home depot for plants just yet, but most all nurseries will deliver by way of UPS. That’s how I got my hydrangea and dieffenbachia.

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    1. Why you 21st century guru, you. Well done. 😁

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      1. hahaha, that’s GOT to be the first time I’ve ever been called THAT!!! πŸ™‚

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      2. You look the part for sure.

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  9. Ohh, what gorgeous plants! Those hanging baskets were especially beautiful. Cannot wait to be able to go to the nursery and buy a bunch of plants for my outdoor pots. The Producer clearly deserves her title…great shots!

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    1. Yes she did a great job. She loved the hanging ones as well. Thanks, Lori. πŸ˜€

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  10. Lovely plants! The flamingos are fun, especially for flamingo drive. And who doesn’t like an Airstream? Thanks for the view this morning, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie. Is a nice Sunday thing for sure.

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      1. You are welcome, John. Yes it is!

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  11. The flamingos are great. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful plants and lovely colours.

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    1. Thank you, Ally. 😁

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  12. First off, I have to ask, what are Kolaches? From the context of the sign, it would seem I could eat tel or three πŸ™‚

    We have garden centers opening here. I don’t know how they’re managing any type of distance. The Editor has planted coming from the sources she usually orders from. We might try one local garden spot, it’s never too busy.

    Great photos. There’s hope for a nice summer in every one of those.

    Enjoy the day, John. Take care.

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    1. Kolaches are a type of pastry that holds a portion of fruit or cheese surrounded by puffy dough. Originally of Czech origion but very popular in Texas. You could eat three easy. Thanks, Dan 😁

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      1. Mmmm, they do sound good. “I when shopping for plants and I gained three pounds.” Sounds like a good day.

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      2. Hahaha.Bet you can’t eat just one. 😁

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  13. I really like the lawn with all these little flamingos.

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    1. They used to put out thousands. I thnk they are down to a hundred.

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Beautiful! I love the hanging plants — and the Flamingos!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes they give a smile for sure. Thanks, Gwen.

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  15. Those look like some mighty fine hanging baskets, John. Sorry you didn’t get to take in the sights, but please thank the Producer for sharing them with us! Nice to know some things are still going to happen, even if they have to be postponed a bit.

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    1. So true, on the postpone rather than cancel Debbie. Thank you.

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  16. First off: Excellent job on the photos, Mrs. Producer!
    Second off: Don’t those peeps in the centre look awfully close together? Maybe it’s just the angle of the photo…
    Third off: OhMyGoodness – that flamingo story is a hoot and a half!

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    1. She did a great job. I thought the people looked close too. The flamingo story is terrific. Thanks, Dale

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      1. She did. And yes, they are way too close. That flamingo story… I love it. So kitschy – I can so imagine the all lying down “frozen to death” scenario! They seem to have a blast with it and the neighbours enjoy it so what is the harm?

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      2. You know how city officials are. Too much time on their hands.

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      3. This is true… for nonsense they waste their time, for serious stuff, they are not to be found.

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  17. Uh Boss? You might want to reference the name Wally Pipp, seeing as how he was the Yankees first baseman who sat out a few games after which a guy named Lou Gehrig took a turn . . .

    Just kidding, of course. You and the Producer make a dynamic duo. πŸ™‚

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    1. Don’t think I haven’t been worried. Lucky for me The producer is more of a planner of shots than a taker of shots.

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      1. Hahahaha! Yes! Very lucky for you indeed.

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  18. A conspiracy theorist and a landscaper were driving by the flamingo nursery. Conspiracy Theorist – there is nothing more scary than mob of fink plamingos massing for an attack. Landscaper – the whole thing needs to be wacked.

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    1. Hahahaha. Good one, John

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  19. When I see plants and gardens I always think of the Japanese adage: A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” Minus those pink plastic flamingoes, of course!

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    1. Hahaha. Good saying. Thanks, Ron. Nice to see you.

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  20. Great photos. Hope all those orphan plants find a home!

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    1. I think they will. Thanks, Greg.

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  21. Thanks for a trip to my happy place, John πŸ™‚
    Are you okay since you had to stay home?

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    1. Yes. I am perfectly okay with staying home. That is where the gin is stored.

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      1. Lol, good thinking πŸ™‚

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      2. I’m nearly out of gin (and vermouth too)…. Saving that last precious shot in case the apocalypses gets even worse. πŸ™€ 🍸 😭

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      3. Good idea. 😁

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  22. As nice as that all is, I’m most interested in that tiny little Airstream. I tried to talk Old What’s Her Face into one like it when we were shopping for a camper, but failed to persuade her. (Like in most things.)

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    1. It is cute for sure. Thanks, Craig.

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  23. I love all the flowers, but the hanging baskets are my favorite. Well, and I’d love to own the little Airstream!! πŸ™‚

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    1. It is cute. Tha hangers were quite expensive.

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  24. I was just thinking I need to get some plants and flowers – thanks for sharing these pictures, John!

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    1. Yes you do. Thanks, Barbara.

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      1. I’m going to see what I can grab at the grocery store tomorrow – haven’t been out in 2 weeks!

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      2. Good luck on that, Barbara. Put on a Zorro mask. 😷

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      3. Haha – more like Zorrette! I snagged some seeds for herbs, but I was buying so much stuff I had to limit it to that. Next time I’ll try to get a couple potted flowers.

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  25. Beautiful flowers! πŸ™‚

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  26. Very cool, John. I love the flamingos! Hugs on the wing. Pink wings!

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    1. Pink wings is right, Teagan. Hugs

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  27. So much beauty all in one place! Love the flamingos! Thanks, John!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Jill.

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  28. If only our climate allowed bourganvillia. Swoon…

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    1. Yes, but you have everything else. 😁

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      1. Ah such wisdom

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  29. I also made a trip out last week for flowers and herbs. No issues at all with people following the rules.

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    1. That is good to hear. Stay safe.

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  30. Beautiful! Hope you are well! πŸ™‚

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  31. The Producer showed up at a most opportune time, John. Still a variety of beauties left, and it looks like no social distancing worries. Great shots.

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    1. Thank you, Linda.

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  32. Great shots, John, and gorgeous flowers. I especially love the hanging plants. There is a house around the corner from us that has a huge magenta bougainvillea in the front. The plant climbs up the front of their house and it is gigantic, really spectacular. I’m still trying to figure out how I can sneak in a pic without being conspicuous. πŸ™‚

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    1. Pretend you are taking a selfie and shoot it over your shoulder. 😁

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      1. Now that’s an idea! 😊

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  33. So great to see signs of spring and rebirth during this time. Thanks, John.

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    1. It is, Mark. Thanks.

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  34. LOL! I’m glad the Flamingos won! The hanging baskets look wonderful. I wish I could grow pots filled like that. Sigh. It was a lovely tour.

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    1. Thak you, Deborah. 😁

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  35. Gorgeous hanging baskets. I’m working on making hypertufa pots for my garden. I drape fabrics over a mold (cheap pot) after saturating them in a slurry of concrete, vermiculite, pearlite, sphagnum moss, and s-type mortar. Once they cure, I paint them. Fun things to keep me busy without leaving the yard.

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    1. Wow, sounds like they would be hard to make. Good to see you out and about, Susan. Hope you and RS are staying well. 😁

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  36. … and the airstream steals the show. How fun!

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    1. Thanks, Audrey. 😁

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  37. Lovely photos of the plants from your neighborhood plant sale.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle.

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  38. Just a wow, it’s a perfect place to stay after a tiresome day! There are plenty of flowers, flamingos, and other lovely plants!

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks,

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