Spring is the perfect time to fill my little garden pots with flowers and herbs and I suddenly remembered this great local spot.
This is a lovely nursery to take anyone who enjoys having green thumbs. Terrey Hills is only located 25km away from the busy hustle and bustle of Sydney CBD. The suburb looks leafy and lush, it's away from the crowded infrastructure developments and you can actually smell the crisp fresh air when you enter the area.
Nursery entrance. Check out the fruit trees special
When you arrive at Flower Power Garden Centre, you will be impressed with their modern homeware shop filled with creative inspirations. There are so many lovely giftware items to choose from that your hands will be twitching to pick up something for your home.
But first you will be drawn out into the greenery of the outdoor nursery. This nursery has undergone extensive renovations and it has expanded and changed for the better. The nursery is now vast in size and it is very well-organised with plants arranged in various sections, stretching from one end to the other.
Happy daisies in every colour greeted us when we walked through. Faced with their beautiful soft colours we could not help but smile back and appreciate the beauty of this common flower. I could not resist picking up a few pots to come home with me.
My friends were inspired by the varieties of fresh herbs, fruit and veggies on offer. While they were deliberating, I wandered into the Native Section and found an exotic finger lime plant. I was first introduced to this novel fruit when I was in Coffs Harbour earlier this year.
Finger lime is a rare Australian rainforest fruit. It is commonly known as "lime caviar" and any food with caviar in its name gets my interest straight away. These finger limes go particularly well with fresh Australian seafood and they also complement any cultures' cooking.
It was a warm day, so we headed to the shaded area and checked out the bonsai corner. Flower Power Garden Centre has an extensive selection of fruit trees at the back such as figs, dwarf lime, cherry, mulberry, plum, apple and many more. If you have a pond, be sure to check out the aquatic plants.