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Friday, May 14, 2010

Shopping for Flowers

This picture was an afterthought. I went shopping with Kathy this morning, for flowers for Mary's Garden. She is our master gardener and likes to have someone along to help her with ideas for colors. We had such a good time...spending the Church's money :) We selected some burgundy spikes, pink wave petunias (as you can see) some sage plants, a couple of begonias, a sweet potato vine, geraniums and some that I forgot. I'll take better pictures when we plant. Kathy is short and I am tall. I am a good one to take along...I can reach waaaaaaay back on the shelves and pull out the best plants. We filled two carts and the back of her big SUV. We had fun talking about gardening and went to lunch. I had a half a chicken salad sandwich and a cup of stuffed green pepper soup. The soup was great...a tomato basil base, with lots of rice, hamburger, onion and strips of green pepper. You know how stuffed green peppers sometimes get so juicy? This soup tasted just like the juice that you spoon over the peppers before serving. I'm going to attempt to recreate this recipe. I loved it. We had a great morning...isn't it fun to shop with friends for our gardens?
Balisha

6 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Balisha that grotto is going to look so pretty when you get done with it. You got some wonderful plants for the beds around it. You must show pictures later when it is planted. Have a wonderful weekend!
Lona

garden girl said...

sounds like a very nice day Balisha!

Unless I'm with my two oldest daughters who are about an inch taller than me, I'm usually the tallest one around and do the reaching too when I'm out shopping with other women.

Noelle said...

Hi Balisha,

Sounds like so much fun. I used to love shopping at Home Depot's nursery with my company's credit card :-)

Tolentreasures said...

Love, love, LOVE shopping for plants. Can't wait to see what you planted together.

Cathy

Lynn said...

It is going to be beautiful with all the new flowers. It is alot of work but worth it!!!
I had the day off today, the first one in weeks. So where did I go, the Garden Center to get mulch. They just laugh at me. 2 truck loads and maybe another one tomorrow and we may be done mulching... Lots of plants went in today. I'm going to try and post tomorrow... ttyl

Barbara said...

Isn't it great spending for gardening when you don't have to be paying.

I am sure the end result will be beautiful.

Cannot remember if I answered your question or not but the tree in my garden(photo) is a Crab Apple. It is old. We have been here 33 years and it was here long before us.