Looking for miles of flats of ordinary marigolds or geraniums? Stick with Home Depot. Calgo goes way beyond the humdrum, way beyond the typical. I found the center by accident one day and was stopped in my tracks, stunned by the shear beauty of the place. Can’t think up plant combinations with any impact yourself? It doesn’t matter, because the staff at Calgo can do it for you. Somebody there must have an art degree because what strikes the visitor when looking at the plantscapes is “painterly.” Go if you need plants, go if you need garden decor, go if you need gifts (the Barn is phenomenal), go if you need advice, inspiration or just a place to breathe in beauty. Truly amazing: I bet you can’t say that of your local garden center.
Pam Ocean, New Jersey
Pam –Ocean, New Jersey