Having a rare Saturday off work today, I decided to go over to our local Farmer’s Market. I wanted some vegetables for dinner and some local honey for allergy prevention.
What a great place! There were rows of vegetables and fruits, flowers and plants, nut butters, honey, and so much more. I had a strict budget which I kept, with much difficulty, until I came upon a plant stall. At this point, I lost my heart to a gorgeous coneflower. The farmer and I had a great chat about my growing adventures this year (which I must share with you all one of these days), and he gave me some good advice for encouraging the white coneflower plant I already have, which has struggled this summer.
Then I saw some cockscomb. I had fallen in love with this flower while at Monticello last week and was thrilled to buy some for my dining room table. After I bought it, the farmer showed me where the seeds were located (100’s of them) and told me to save them and plant them in my garden next summer. How fun is that?
It was a lovely, cool morning, and I came home laden with vegetables, fruit, and flowers. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning!