In my last post I shared my roses, today the spotlight is on the peonies.
How beautiful the herbaceous peonies are. Because my Mother grew the most amazing ones in our English garden, huge plants covered in gigantic pink and white blooms, they are probably my favorite flower in the Spring border. Lovely flowers have a way of making memories.
These are my pink ones, opening this week, and being rained on this morning as I write this post.
Peonies can live to be 100 years old........and still produce flowers.
Flowers really do intoxicate me.
I've just returned from our nearby Farmers' Market, now open for the season. Grabbed rain jacket, squashed on a hat, pulled on ankle boots and rolled up jeans, then trotted off in search of healthy foods. Did a little chatting with farmers I know from previous years at the market. Discovered a source for fabulous organic just-picked arugula, grabbed a bag to add to my daily salad. Added a dozen of the usual pretty new-laid eggs from Cedar Rock Farm.......and splurged on a loaf of lo-carb protein bread from the Great Harvest Bakery stall........so I'm off now to enjoy my first slice of toast in over three weeks (still on Atkins!) for breakfast.
Do you shop and support your local farmers? How close are you to an outdoor farmers' market? Would you drive several miles to reach one even though gas prices are so high?