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The aroma of flowers

April 19, 2012

When my eldest son attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, one place we loved to visit, especially if it was wintertime and the snow was deep, was Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Schenley Park. The contrast of the surrounding stark slumbering park and the lush warmth, humidity and color of the conservatory was always an awakening experience.

But this is not a travelogue to Pittsburgh story. This is a get in your car and drive to Gritt’s Midway Greenhouse in Putnam County. Located on Route 62 about 4.5 miles north of the Kanawha River bridge in Eleanor, the complex sprawls  with several huge greenhouses as well as covered outdoor space, making shopping so very much fun.  I’ll let the photos tell you more!

Pretty amazing irrigation system

and more!

and hydroponic tomatoes!

Now at Capital Market as well!

Rt. 2 Box 213
Red House, WV 25168
Putnam County
Located on WV State Rt. 62, 4.5 miles North of the Winfield Bridge. Midway between Eleanor and Buffalo.
Times Of Operation: M-F 8-6 Sat 9-5 Sun 12-5 Varies by season – call for current times.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2012 8:01 am

    Now I want to head to Putnam County! What a place!

    • April 19, 2012 9:09 am

      I think this state is loaded with great places that are not marketed as well as they could be. The transportation issues of living in the mountains makes us more insular than other states I guess.

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