Every year for as long as I can remember I've enjoyed reading the Farmers Market Bulletin. I'm not a farmer but I did grow up in an agricultural area and have spent many a summer in the field or in the yard, picking, shucking or shelling by the bushel.
Until now I'm still a big fan of the Bulletin which has ads for just about anything agricultural you might need. Equipment, animals, bees, land, etc., and also recipes but my favorite listings are the plants.
|Thanks to Summerhill Seeds for the photo|
This year I bought seeds, yellow datura, ginger lilies and found a new friend! In the bulletin you can also post items that you are looking for and there was someone looking for a swamp hibiscus. I called the number posted in the ad and what do you know, Ruth lives just 5 minutes from my house. She stopped by to pick up her swamp hibiscus and brought me a tree lily! I'd never heard of such but it's already about about four feet tall and can reach heights of eight feet or so. Ruth brought several other plants including lemon balm and we had so much fun going through my beds picking out other plants we could swap out.
My mother always told me never to say thank you for a plant, and before I could tell Ruth we shouldn't say thanks, she reminded me that we better not thank each other for the good health of our plants (I'm so superstitious)! Instead exchanged lots of hugs and decided to keep in touch so that we could continue our swaps. This week Ruth sent me a beautiful card with the sweetest note.
The Market Bulletin is more than just ads, articles and agriculture, it's a connection to some of Georgia's finest. It was great to meet you Ruth.
Today as soon as I link up with The Tablescaper, I'm heading out to the garden.