Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – an EXTRAORDINARY find in the nursery displays the power of resilience:

While moving lavender plants at Zenith Holland Nursery, owner Lyn received an incredible surprise. Nestled in the pots protected by the leaves of the plant was, well…a bird’s nest! The speckled egg sits neatly in the well of the nest, patiently biding time until the hatchling emerges. What sort of bird or nest is unknown to us, but surely there are ornithologists out there who could identify them easily. For us, it is left to the imagination. What we do know for sure is that nothing was going to stop this mama bird (or mom AND dad) from building a safe home to nurture their future offspring.

During these challenging times, looking to nature for hope and inspiration can help reduce anxiety and lift the spirits. The example set by this resilient little bird is ages old, pointing out that obstacles can be overcome when we practice optimism, creativity and perseverance. Nest building in unexpected places is an excellent reminder of an undaunted will to survive, even in difficult circumstances. Crafty avifauna have been known to build nests in shoes left outside, traffic cones and lights, statuary of all sorts (including that in the shape of other birds) and all sorts of unlikely spots. In doing a little research, we discovered that finding them in planters in garden centers, is not particularly unusual, nor to find them in or on parked cars or the occasional backyard barbecue.

If you are looking for a little inspiration, or just enjoy a chuckle and photos of the unexpected, take a look at these 59 Unusual Bird Nests Built In The Weirdest Places: https://www.boredpanda.com/unusual-bird-nests/

They are sure to bring a smile to your face!

This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.

As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner /Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.

If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.

Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.

Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).

Their current hours are:

    • Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.

Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: (206) 878-7002

Website: https://www.zenithholland.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZenithHollandGardens/

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