We were headed over to my In-Laws Saturday… using the back country roads around the town rather than the main roads through – it’s not about getting there faster – it’s all about the journey.
As we rounded the corner of the first jog around a local farm I could see the flat bed wagon sitting in the drive along the other side of the farm house - full of plants.
“Oh good – she’s got plants out today” I said as I navigated the turn around to the side of the farm and the gravel driveway that contained the wagon.
“Did you plan this?” asks my husband as I turn into the driveway and stop.
“Yep” is all I say as I head over to see what wonderful goodies she has out for sale.
I have always admired this farm wife’s gardens. She has lovely flowers and an enviable vegetable garden. Everything is always neat and trim… always… everything. So I was quite happy when I first saw plants sitting out for sale last year. Her prices… could be anything from 50 cents for a small pot to 4 dollars for a gallon pot of perennials. They are all beautiful and happy plants and you know that is important. Many of the plants have the garden markers with all the pertinent details – but you are just as likely to find a section of mini-blind plastic with the plants name written on it with the price.
I make my selections… put the money in the coffee can that is sitting in a box on the wagon and off we go. Yeah… just like that.
Here are the ruby coreopsis, red yarrow, shasta daisy, and another campanula (bellflower),
I have also started to pick up some stuff at the Green House up the road from me too…
Some herbs… basil, rosemary and garlic, a few annuals, and some lettuce.
I hope to get some into the ground today… but won’t if I continue to sit here in front of the computer.