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February 6, 2020
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How Big Are Your Dreams?
by Joey Bokor

How big are your dreams? Could you check them all off with a little extra time on the weekend? What would it take to actually make your dreams a reality? There is a quote that I can't track down a source for, but it goes something like this:

If your Dreams can be completed in a lifetime, then you aren't dreaming big enough.

I like to think that I try to live that way, with big dreams that aren't done in a day, a week, a month or even years. And I'm not alone. Kim and I got to visit a breathtaking example of big dreams at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Together, Kim and I have seen some impressive buildings around the world. We've been to India and the Taj Mahal, to Paris and Notre Dame, but I think we both agree that we have never seen anything like this building before. I was in awe walking up to and into it. There is no way the picture can possibly do it justice. And here is the crazy thing: it isn't done yet.

Construction began in 1866 with what was originally supposed to be a Romanesque cathedral. Then in 1882, Antoni Gaudi took over. He is known for eccentric and revolutionary design methods and concepts. Construction slowly moved along under his new concept until his untimely death in 1926 (he was hit by a tram in the streets). Construction has continued steadily to the building you see above. It is a massive structure, towering above the surrounding apartments and shops. There is incredible symbolism in every part of the building all the way up to the towers (There are twelve for the apostles, four for the gospel writers, etc.) The central tower, or the Christ Tower, will be 170 meters high (560 feet) when it is finished and will make La Sagrada Familia the tallest building in Barcelona. It will be almost double the height that you see in the picture above. They are working hard to complete it by 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi's death.

It was simply amazing to see; words and pictures do not do it justice. It's inspiring to think that Gaudi designed and planned for something that he knew couldn't be finished in his lifetime. To have such a vision that you can pour your heart and soul into something, knowing that you will never see the full end-result, that is truly dreaming big.

So get out there and dream big. Like Antoni Gaudi big. Dream of massive gardens filled with veggies. Dream of endless flowers and beautiful butterflies. Dream of doing things that make the world a better place and of a life better than anything you ever expected. While you are making those big dreams happen, you will probably find that you inspire others along the way.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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You could buy your valentine a bouquet of flowers. Sure, they're beautiful on the day you give them, but if you really want to say I Love You, give a gift that is full of life. A gift that will make them smile month after month and year after year. Some of our favorites are below and come in to see all the ways that plants can say I Love You.

With rich color and flowers that are the shape of hearts,
this beauty will say I Love You over and over again.

Lady Slipper Orchids
Who doesn't want fancy shoes?

String of Pearls
And with fancy shoes, you must have pearls.

Rieger Begonia
Beautiful color that can tolerate some shade.

A dainty flower that makes everyone smile.

These are Pink-a-Licious

Calla Lily
A lily never pretends. Its beauty is that it is what it is.

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