Thursday, April 30, 2020

Things we've learned

Several weeks ago, I interviewed a gentleman about gardening. He was a wealth of knowledge. His words were measured. His knowledge came not only from experience but from a degree in horticulture.

He owns greenhouses, raised beds, orchards, and bees. I have a notebook full of things he told me about gardening that I didn't know, but he also shared a vendor that sells seeds to commercial farmers.

We had to fill out an application to order from them. After they vetted the application, we received a catalog in the mail. It has a huge selection of plant seeds that we could not find in the other catalogs.

We did an order today, and we'll have to knock off a liquor store to put money in our account before the check clears.

If there's one thing that we've done during this stay-home situation, it is to focus on our land and how to make the most of what we have.
Below is a picture I took six years ago. I can't wait until our zinnias bloom this year.


  1. Liquor store, hmm. I wish you could send photos as the plants go from stage to stage. Zinnia are happy flowers.

  2. I hear you.
    I am in the midst of planning our spring bulb display and there are several vendors who will be able to have very expensive holidays when the quarantine lifts.

  3. Whoa, that picture of zinnias puts mama's face, just smiling. She loved Zinnias. Her opinion was the zinnia was the poor peoples orchid.
    THANKS my friend, suggestion, wear a mask when you knock off the liquor store. ;-)

  4. It will be nice to see what you got new to grow there. You already have such a nice variety. Those notes will certainly come in handy as you do your gardens there. Bees and gardens do seem to go together !

  5. They are beautiful. As I always tell you zinnias were my mother's favorite flowers.

  6. Something about zinnia's always makes me smile! They are gorgeous.


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