G: Grandfather's Garden Center

G is for Grandfather's Garden Center.

I don't garden, really. But I am in the market for a bird bath, and I know at least one place I'll look. This place.

As for the gardening... well... it's kinder for the plants if I don't.

Grandfather's is located near where I grew up, at the intersection of High Tor Hill and Phelps Luck Drive. We used to walk past it on the way to Palace 9 for a movie. 

When I was a kid, I picked out plants for a science experiment there.

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Pink plants. I was sold. (I was a girly-girl, what can I say?)

It was a cool science fair project - as a general summary, I watered plants with water and coffee, and measured to see if the caffeine in coffee stunted the plants growth (spoiler: it did). Of course, some logical controls were missing, if I recall correctly... Sanka or tea, for example. And I could have tried cola as well. And cold brewed coffee vs. drip vs. percolated....

...this is what grad school has done to me.

But that science fair project - maybe 18 years ago now? - is something I think about each time I drive past there. Grandfather's has been around forever, and offers landscaping services as well. 

G is for Grandfathers' Garden Center, the go-to gardening place that's served HoCo for years.


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