The days in July are full. Not only are my gardens in need of continual weeding, but we finally got our load of firewood delivered and it’s ready to be cut, split and stacked! Every free moment from now until the pile is done will be spent on this project!
However, we can’t spend every minute working and sometimes you just have to take an afternoon off and relax. Either by cooling off in a lake. Or by spending the afternoon with a good friend. My friend Dianna and I meet several times a year. We’ve known each other forever!
We usually enjoy a nice lunch, browse through a bookstore and explore a new nursery. Yesterday was our day. After all you won’t always remember the wonderful day you had weeding in the garden, but you will remember the time spent with dear friends.
I love the nurseries in Vermont. We’d actually been to this nursery before, Morning Star Perennials & Nursery located in Rockingham, VT.
Just like the last time we visited this nursery two years ago, it was one of those July days where one minute the sun is trying to shine through and the next minute it is raining. This nursery is passionate about caring for their organically grown perennials, trees and shrubs. There was quite a selection of various plants both for shade gardens and full sun gardens. Everywhere you looked there were plants in various stages, being transplanted, cuttings being started, to plants in full bloom.
The owners, Laurie and Scott Bolotin are very helpful and full of information. Don’t you just love their simple sign!
It was so hard not to come home with a full cart of plants!In the end I limited myself to three varieties of Echinacea (Coneflower).I just love the colors!You can guess what I’ll be doing today, finding just the right spot to transplant these flowers into my garden! It was a wonderful day as always. I just love that Dianna and I have been friends for so long that we just pick right up where we left off on our last time together! Can’t wait for our next adventure!