Invaluablist

useful | enduring | unembellished

by Greg Kagay

North Haven Gardens

Invaluablist Galleries

November 2018, Dallas, Texas

The trained eye will find invaluable solutions almost anywhere. In late November on the day after Thanksgiving I explored North Haven Gardens in North Dallas with my family, in search of a Christmas tree. We found a great one. I also found many appealing articles around this popular 60-plus-year-old nursery.

I love painted signs; good versions of which both communicate and function as artwork themselves.

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Another painted sign with equal amounts intrinsic appeal and communicative punch.

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Potted plant "train car" shelf unit.

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Galvanized planters. Probably more economical than water troughs, because they are not necessarily water tight.

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Invaluablist bird feeder. Appealing form and no plastic here, just metal and ceramic.

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Buckets of winter scenery.

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North Dallas walkers and joggers know: Northaven Gardens hosts a fountain streaming very cold water for visitors (within its tropical plants greenhouse).

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The enduring Oasis by Ebco; I wish more establishments would feature one.

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Oasis water fountain. What a great visual and functional form.

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Tandem ventilator.

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Potager. Repurposed galvanized water trough with chard, cabbage and dill.

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Shade greenhouse with late-autumn light.

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Greenhouse infrastructure and November North Dallas sky.

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Invaluble plant mover. Perhaps proprietary, this rugged barrow keeps merchandise moving.

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Plant car. Note the brackets at bottom left; this shelf unit can be linked to others and trained around the nursery.

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Stratco Planter. A durable raised bed solution with an appealing form. Shipped in flatpack form, it nevertheless appears easy to assemble.

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Variations on a terra cotta theme.

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Farewell Thanksgiving, hello Christmas.

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