Corner Store Offerings

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I have a weakness for these corner store plant displays and can not avoid casing the selection with my eyes even if I don’t stop moving to fully assess it. Sometimes I repeat a mantra underneath my breath that goes something like, “Do not stop. Do not stop! There will be no stopping.”

While I am making confessions I will also admit that I have mentally mapped out my most frequented areas of the city based on the location of these corner store garden shops and have them categorized based on selection, accessibility (walking or bike), quality, price, and the kind of care they provide the plants. At this time of year chances are good that I will make detours in order to get a feel for the selection available. Chances are also good that I will stop.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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6 thoughts on “Corner Store Offerings

  1. I admire how everything is so neat and organized and how it makes good use of recycled wares. I am also envious we have no corner shops like that here…Or perhaps I am lucky. ‘Tis easier on my wallet. For I would not be able to resist the pit stop.

  2. I wish we had corner shops like that. Here in rural Kansas i’m stuck with WalMart…UGH

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