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MINI + Donzell’s = Bad Idea

July 28th, 2008

We really enjoy going to Donzell’s in Akron. It’s a neat & tidy greenhouse with a pretty good selection of plants. This Sunday, while out and about, we stopped in to look around. They were having a sale on hydrangeas, so I ended up leaving with 5 new ones. I also bought a bunch of past-prime plants for a great price. When we were checking out, we realized that we had driven our MINI Cooper (funny, we never buy much when we are driving our big car).

We are pretty good at packing, so we managed to fit it all in.


Mr Chiots with a crown of hydrangea blossoms.

We made it home with only 1 casualty, a hydrangea blossom broke off when we were getting it out of the car, but it’s in a vase on the table. Looks like I have a lot of work to do this coming week!
I’ll let you know which plants I bought later this week.

4 Comments to “MINI + Donzell’s = Bad Idea”
  1. MeghanO on July 28, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    That pic of the packed car is hilarious! You guys must be masters at Tetris!!

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  2. Susy on July 29, 2008 at 7:52 am

    I grew up traveling a lot so I learned how to pack well! We even took the long scenic route home.

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  3. Adventures in Composting at Chiot’s Run on August 4, 2008 at 6:13 am

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