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Pictures of Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, Tx ~ Shops, Pots, Plants and More

Updated on March 5, 2017
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, Texas

Cascading water at the entrance to the Martha's Bloomers store
Cascading water at the entrance to the Martha's Bloomers store | Source

Texas Site

If you are anticipating looking at women's old fashioned underpinnings or underwear then you might wish to direct your attention elsewhere. Pictures of Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, Texas is anything and everything but that!

Thanks to my Houston friend Lisa, we visited Martha's Bloomers recently and had the most delightful day.

She had spotted this unique place from the road and researched it on the Internet which piqued her interest even more (out of the many other interesting Texas sites from which to choose).

LIsa invited me to join her on this outing and together we planned a day that suited both of us for this adventure into the countryside.

Leaving the western part of Houston we took highway 290 heading east and then headed north on Highway 6.

Martha's Bloomers Navasota Texas

Martha's Bloomers in Navasota

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The Countryside

It was not long before we were enjoying bucolic settings consisting of rolling hills, cows in pastures, occasional ponds of water and other sites common to the countryside in this part of Texas. Her vehicle transported us and made the miles under her tires swiftly disappear between Houston and Navasota, Texas.

As the miles melted away so did the minutes because whenever Lisa and I get together, there is never a lack of conversation. We always seem to have a myriad of subjects to discuss since we share some common interests.

Before we knew it we had arrived at our destination.

Address of Martha's Bloomers

P.O. Box 999, 8101 Hwy 6 Bypass, Navasota, TX 77868

While this gives you a mailing address the directions on how to find this wonderful place consists of the following:

If coming from the Houston area as we did, while heading north on Highway 6, do not exit business 6 into Navasota but continue to follow Highway 6 past Highway 90 (and a current McDonald's sign) and Martha's Bloomers will be approximately 1/2 mile ahead on your right.

Look for the giant teakettle and Martha's Bloomers sign. Reputed to be "The World's Largest Teapot" it sits out in a field and is eye catching to say the least!

Martha's Bloomers / Navasota

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Supposedly "The World's Largest Teapot"
Supposedly "The World's Largest Teapot"
Supposedly "The World's Largest Teapot" | Source
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Landscape

The parking lot in front of Martha's Bloomers accommodates not only private vehicles but also vans and buses.

Obviously this is a destination point for many people!

It was a hot spring day that felt more like summer when my friend Lisa and I were visiting this destination. Thus, we toured the entire space seeing the wonders of how they had landscaped the exterior, but also being able to duck into the air conditioned interiors as we were inclined to do so as to maintain our comfort levels.

The pictures in this post will reflect our venturing in and out of these intriguing spaces.

Martha's Bloomers in Navasota

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Inside of Martha's Bloomers Inside of Martha's Bloomers
Inside of Martha's Bloomers
Inside of Martha's Bloomers | Source
Inside of Martha's Bloomers
Inside of Martha's Bloomers | Source

Cats Galore and a Bird

What one will find as a matter of course particularly as the logo contains a cat on a fence, is the presence of cats in Martha's Bloomers.

Several of these pampered pets roam the grounds freely and the day we were there a particularly friendly grey cat was not only on the check-out counter but was obviously inviting some attention from customers in the store. He achieved his goal with us and received the desired stroking and petting of which he is accustomed to getting from cat lovers.

After getting appropriate attention from us, I captured a picture of him trying to take a nap on the counter.

Cats in and around Martha's Bloomers

Cats as part of Martha's Bloomers logo...also live and in person!
Cats as part of Martha's Bloomers logo...also live and in person! | Source

A caged bird adds to the ambiance inside the store and also the noise level at times as he tries to "chat" with the browsers in the store looking at the many inviting treasures.

Avian Store Mascot at Martha's Bloomers

Martha's Bloomers Store Mascot
Martha's Bloomers Store Mascot | Source

Lisa

A few pictures of my friend Lisa inside of Martha's Bloomers follows.

Inerior views of Martha's Bloomers - Much to see and perhaps purchase!

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Lisa inside of Martha's Bloomers
Lisa inside of Martha's Bloomers | Source
My pal Lisa inside of Martha's Bloomers
My pal Lisa inside of Martha's Bloomers | Source
My friend Lisa at Martha's Bloomers
My friend Lisa at Martha's Bloomers | Source

Martha's Bloomers

While theoretically Martha's Bloomers is categorized as a "Home and Garden Store"...this is so much more of an experience than one would find in a normal Lowe's or other ordinary garden center.

Interior of Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, TX

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Inside photo | Source

Rusted artifacts to plants to water elements and more Martha's Bloomers offers something to capture almost everybody's interest.

Exterior photos at Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, TX

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The grounds at Martha's BloomersOutside Martha's Bloomers
The grounds at Martha's Bloomers
The grounds at Martha's Bloomers | Source
Outside Martha's Bloomers
Outside Martha's Bloomers | Source

Water Elements

From water fountains to meandering creeks with goldfish and water lilies in bloom (at the time of our visit) the exterior of this garden supply store offers so much in the way of inspiration as to what might be accomplished in one's home garden if one likes what is viewed here.

The grounds at Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, TX

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Old rusted bicycle Really liked this bridge!  Old wagon wheel decorating the grounds
Old rusted bicycle
Old rusted bicycle | Source
Really liked this bridge!
Really liked this bridge! | Source
Old wagon wheel decorating the grounds
Old wagon wheel decorating the grounds | Source

Trees, shrubs, vines, flowering plants and more can be found here.

The picture below shows the sign directing people to where they have trees for sale. The Cattle Guard Crossing sign is a clever application as the shade of the overhead trellised walkway is an impression of what a cattle guard crossing would primarily look like to a roaming cow on the loose.

Notice the shadows?  Looks like a Cattleguard Crossing!
Notice the shadows? Looks like a Cattleguard Crossing! | Source

The pictures below show some of the displays of plants for sale along with a slumbering cat taking a respite under the cover of some vegetation and metal pieces that are all for sale.

Exterior views at Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, TX

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Don't disturb me!  I'm sleeping!  The gardens...
Don't disturb me!  I'm sleeping!
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The gardens... | Source
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Splashing Water Sounds

Numerous water fountains bubbling up from the insides of large ceramic pots with the water flowing down the edges into large pebbles below along with other water features spread throughout this lovely nursery / garden setting offers soothing sounds as one meanders the grounds.

Someday I would enjoy adding a water feature to our backyard beyond the present bird bath which we already have.

Exterior photos at Martha's Bloomers
Exterior photos at Martha's Bloomers | Source

Café M. Bloomers

Lisa and I had planned to have lunch at the cafe which is incorporated into the grounds of Martha's Bloomers seamlessly.

While this is a Tea Room, this is not one of those frilly little establishments that would only appeal to some women. Men can also enjoy the scrumptious and innovative menu offerings which range from homemade soups and salads to sandwiches and wraps, specials of the day and desserts.

Lisa chose a quiche special and I chose to enjoy a "Lantana Wrap" which consisted of grilled chicken, Monterey jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and avocado wrapped in a sun dried tomato tortilla. Each of us also received our choice of an accompanying cup of homemade soup or salad. My portion was huge and the half portion that I brought home with me made for another meal.

Pricing is reasonable with most menu offerings in the $5.95 to $9.95 range.

Special events can be hosted in this lovely setting and I would imagine that many people take advantage of it.

Café M. Bloomers offers lunches on Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 AM until 3 PM, with desserts and tea until closing at 4 PM.

Would I dine there again? Absolutely yes!

Courtyard at Martha's Bloomers and sign pointing the way to the cafe.
Courtyard at Martha's Bloomers and sign pointing the way to the cafe. | Source

Pots of all shapes and sizes can be found at Martha's Bloomers. The photo below is only a small sample of what can be found on this site.

Great selection of pots at Martha's Bloomers
Great selection of pots at Martha's Bloomers | Source

After our delightful lunch we walked around and explored more of what there is to see at Martha's Bloomers.

Everywhere one looks one can find unique items incorporated into the landscape...most all of which is for sale.

Some of the garden décor items are old rusted items that have new life as an art form.

From old chicken coops to old doors with peeling paint to Texana hand crafted items and more...one just has to gaze in almost any direction to see both new and old items being utilized in fun and artistic new directions.

Anybody want some old chicken coops?
Anybody want some old chicken coops? | Source

Lisa was getting some ideas of what she might eventually want to do in her backyard and while our garden landscaping no longer needs many changes, I was wondering if I could tuck that cute cactus sculpture into our décor. I really liked it but came away without purchasing it.

Cactus sculpture that I really admired at Martha's Bloomers
Cactus sculpture that I really admired at Martha's Bloomers | Source

If it or a similar one is there the next time I get to visit it just may have to come home with me!

Exterior photo at Martha's Bloomers
Exterior photo at Martha's Bloomers | Source

'giggles for you'

A cute little store in the Martha's Bloomers complex, this offers items of every sort and fashion having to do with pets.

These cute and very playful kittens were inside the shop and meeting the owner, Sabrina Mayfield and her dog who also accompanied her that day, was a distinct pleasure. She invites teachers to take advantage of her traveling "show" with many of her basset hounds being a part of the action and she concentrates on teaching good values with respect to animals and life in general from what we gathered.

Primarily she finds delight in all the animals in her life which range from all varieties of rescued dogs to cats to birds to a horse and even a pet goat and her enthusiasm for life with "giggles" is contagious.

She can be contacted via cell phone at (979) 492-3248.

If you are an animal lover, be sure and check out her animal friendly environs while at Martha's Bloomers.

Playful kittens inside of "giggles for you" at Martha's Bloomers
Playful kittens inside of "giggles for you" at Martha's Bloomers | Source

Lisa and I spent some time outside looking at the assorted potted plants and other garden items for sale but we also were able to get into shaded areas and air conditioned shops at will.

Therefore, even though the heat of southern summers seems to have begun in earnest (though it is still officially late in the Spring of the year) we were able to remain comfortable.

Much to admire and/or purchase
Much to admire and/or purchase | Source

One of the shops which drew our interest contained an assortment of jewelry which was inspired by places from around the globe. Everything from hand blown glass pendants to turquoise and other jewel embellished crosses to airy mesh designed flower pins and more can be found in this room off of the main Martha's Bloomers storefront.

Lisa was admiring some intricately beaded evening bags and enjoying the scents of fragrant candles in tins but ultimately chose a new bracelet as an adornment to be added to her collection of jewelry. It is indeed a very pretty one!

Mulch bags stacked near old water tower
Mulch bags stacked near old water tower | Source

These last pictures were taken in the front of Martha's Bloomers as viewed from the parking lot.

There were stacks of mulch bags surrounding what appeared to me to be an old water tower made of brick with wood on the top.

Just as one would see at a large Home and Garden Store, carts were being taken out to people's vehicles where garden items of every sort were being loaded into them.

Shopping bags were transporting smaller treasures which could have come from the gourmet shop inside carrying things like special coffees and teas to cookbooks, spice items and even tea sets.

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Exterior view at Martha's Bloomers
Exterior view at Martha's Bloomers | Source
Exterior view at Martha's Bloomers
Exterior view at Martha's Bloomers | Source

There is so much to look at that one visit cannot capture all the impressions nor what can be found at Martha's Bloomers.

These pictures included in this post are merely an introduction to what you might be able to see if and when you visit this charming place in person someday. When considering Texas sites to visit, you just might enjoy spending some time at Martha's Bloomers!

Inside of store
Inside of store | Source

Thanks Lisa for inviting me to accompany you to Martha's Bloomers.

These pictures are a reminder of some of the things that we got to see on that most enjoyable day at this wonderful place located in Navasota, Texas.

I'll look forward to further days of adventure and discovery of nearby places with you in the future.

Whimsical sculptures in the front of Martha's Bloomers
Whimsical sculptures in the front of Martha's Bloomers | Source

Which of these things would you most enjoy doing at Martha's Bloomers?

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Location of Martha's Bloomers

A marker8101 Highway 6 Bypass, Navasota, Texas 77868 -
Hwy 6 Loop, Navasota, TX 77868, USA
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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Billy,

      Yes, Martha's Bloomers definitely can add some interesting old Western artifacts or even newly created ones to a home garden landscape if desired. Fun place to visit if ever in the Navasota area of Texas!

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Looks like a real collectors paradise - love all the old Western artifacts make for great talking points also.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Greetings Springboard,

      Yes, Martha's Bloomers is just that...a destination place especially for those of us who have to travel a bit to get there. We surely enjoyed it and hope that you do also if you visit. Thanks for the comment.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Wow, what a cool place this would be to visit. At first I thought it kind of reminded me of a Stein's Garden and Gifts store, but reading and looking on, I quickly realized this was very much more than that. Not just a store or a few shops, but a destination.

      If I'm ever that way, this would be a place to stop by for sure. Great stuff.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi jill of alltrades,

      Yes...Martha's Bloomers offers flowers and more. Glad you liked touring this fun place via the pictures that I took while enjoying part of a day there with a good friend. Thanks for the comment.

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      jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

      What an interesting and beautiful place! There is so much to explore here.

      When I saw your title, I thought it is about flowers in bloom. Well, there are indeed flowers but as you showed us, there are more things around.

      I enjoyed exploring with you Peggy!

      Thank you very much for sharing!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello epigramman,

      I'll bet others would like to live at a place as beautiful as Martha's Bloomers also. Who knows...maybe they would like a caretaker? :-) The cat on your avatar would have great company there. Thanks for the comment.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      you have succeeded with the highest order in making this world a far far more beautiful place to be!

      This is a very nice hub to look at - in fact I want to move right in now and live here - rent free - if that's possible!

      I will work for my keep (room and board) do the laundry and take out the garbage too!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi James,

      Yes...Martha's Bloomers is not your ordinary run-of-the-mill garden center. It is a delightful destination if living or visiting in this part of Texas. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi billyaustindillon,

      Hahaha! So you were afraid of where this title was going to take you? I must admit...I had fun with simply creating this title of "Pictures of Martha's Bloomers" leaving it to the imagination of possible readers. Glad you were brave enough to read! :-)

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      What an unusual, fun, interesting place. You certainly are a fine photographer. Thank you for this pleasure.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Peggy I have never heard of Martha's Bloomers near Houston - it seems quite the place and you have taken some wonderful photos - the wagon wheel and rusted bikes were my favorites. I must admit I was scared to look with the title and all :)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mike,

      "Quaint and beautiful"...good description of Martha's Bloomers. Digital cameras make picture taking so easy and one can take many pictures and then sort through them to choose the best ones. Glad you liked these.

      I think of Kansas and flowing wheat fields...of course there is much more. I'll just bet that you could ferret out some (out of the way) interesting places or interesting stories coming from your "neck of the woods."

      Or..........how about a hub about those flowing wheat fields? :-)

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      What a beautiful and quaint place to visit. It is easy to see the appeal of this place as a destination. The photos were very nice, as well. You have quite the interesting photo gallery from your day trips around Texas.

      I sure wish Kansas had places to see this nice.

      Mike

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello CASE1WORKER,

      Happy to hear that you liked the pictures of Martha's Bloomers and that you are having a sunny day today! :-)

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      CASE1WORKER 7 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      lovely photos for a sunny day- which we actually have today

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky Dee,

      I like places like Martha's Bloomers also...and thanks to Lisa, I was introduced to this one. Glad you liked this hub and thanks for the comment.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Great hub! Great pictures again! I love "these kinds of places"! Thank you again Peggy!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Marijana Reynders,

      Have you been to Martha's Bloomers? You describe it well! Thanks for the visit and finding this hub pleasing.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Ethel,

      Always a pleasure to see you here. Haha...so the title caught your eye and you thought this would be about "knickers or brad" did you? I did not know a "bllomer" is a large loaf of bread. I am assuming "brad" is also a form of bread? Happy to hear that you liked this hub about Martha's Bloomers, and thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Hello, hello,

      So happy to hear that you liked these pictures and descriptions of Martha's Bloomers. It was my pleasure to take you along on this journey...

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Greetings exlunlimit,

      What a nice thing to say! Thanks for reading my hubs and leaving a comment. Glad that you liked this one about Martha's Bloomers.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi reddog1027,

      Very happy to have been able to share Martha's Bloomers with you in pictures. Glad that you liked it! Thanks for commenting.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello CMHypno,

      The lunch WAS fantastic at Martha's Bloomers and while it would be impossible to see each and every spot all around the world personally...hope these pictures gave you some sense of the place. Heading over to see what you have written now... Hubpages is great for expanding our universe! :-)

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Tony,

      I'll be looking for your hub on Safariland in the future. Glad you liked these pictures and descriptions of Martha's Bloomers. Thanks for the nice comment.

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      Marijana Reynders 7 years ago

      What a fun visit this was through your eyes. All the whimsical artifacts, the serene crosses, the tranquil gardens, the big teapot, the adorable cats (my absolutely soft spot). Thanks Peggy for taking us on this trip with you; much enjoyed.

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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      I thought either knickers or brad. A bllomer is a large loaf of bread. I love places like that Peggy. What fun

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Peggy, for taking me on such a wonderful trip. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it.

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      exlunlimit 7 years ago

      It's always so interesting to read your hubs. Your great descriptions and pictures make me want to be there.

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      reddog1027 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thanks Peggy for letting me go with you and Lisa to Martha's Bloomers. I love hubs that take me to unique and interesting places that I might not get to otherwise.

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      CMHypno 7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Interesting place to shop, and your lunch sounded fantastic. So much of the world still to see!

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      This looks like such a wonderful place. In fact here in Pretoria we have a somewhat similar place called Safariland and now you've given me another idea for a Hub - I'll do one on Safariland.

      Peggy - you are becoming something of a muse for me! Thank you so much.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello prasetio30,

      No reason that you would have heard of Martha's Bloomers in your part of the world as it is only in one location in Navasota, Texas. But happy to hear that you enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing about it in any case. Thanks for the nice comment.

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information from you. I ever knew about this before. But this is totally great, especially I enjoy with all the pictures. Thumbs up for you and good work my friend.

      Prasetio

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      Martha's Bloomers offers many normal gardening supplies plus, plus, PLUS! It was actually listed in the "Southern Living" magazine as one of the top 50 shops according to information on one of their brochures. I can easily understand why! It would be a place that I would frequent for lunches if we lived a bit closer. The food was excellent and I really enjoyed the setting. They also have some more unusual plants for people who enjoy gardening. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi oscillationatend,

      Yes, I had some fun with the title as Martha's Bloomers could have a different meaning. Happy to hear that you caught the humor and liked the pictures and content. Thanks for the first comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      It looks like a place that I might look around if I were traveling, although I generally don't go to stores unless I'm on a mission to buy something I need.Your pictures do a nice job of enhancing the article.

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      oscillationatend 7 years ago from a recovering narcissist.

      Wow, excellent article. Well written, great first hand original content with the photos, and put together very nicely.

      And by the way, I see what you did there in the title... ;)

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