After work today, I drove out Barringer Road in Ilion, NY, to the Flower Barn. I have yet to out together my container garden, but I think this weekend it could happen! I have been meaning to get out there before this, but with one thing and another… well, these things happen.
Full disclosure: the above picture is one I took last year, when I was writing about The Flower Barn for Mohawk Valley Living magazine. Today I went straight from work and did not have my Tablet with me. I did, however, have my mask. I was pleased to note most other people were masked as well.
I had made up my mind not to go overboard, as I have a tendency to do. However, once I had two plants in my hand, I realized the efficacy of using a cart. I saw a flat wagon that seemed to be free.
“Is that your wagon?” I asked a nearby lady.
“No, not mine.”
“Mine now!” I declared. She laughed. I picked up a few more plants. I had not seen any marigolds, which I usually get. Another lady had some and told me they were in two different places.
When nobody was nearby, I pulled my mask down for a little air. Today was hot and humid, by the way. Then I saw a worker watering plants, wearing a bandana (I have also done the Old West Bad Guy mask on occasion).
“Sorry!” I said, pulling the mask back up.
“You’re OK,” he said. “I have to wear it, you don’t.”
“But I do,” I said. “I don’t know what germs I have. My mask keeps me from spreading them to you and others.”
I paid for my plants, while dancing to some David Bowie that was playing near the cash register.
I put the plants on my back deck, where the rain can water them. If it does not rain after all, I will water them tomorrow morning.
Before I went inside, I took a couple of pictures of our daisies, which started to bloom today. I love daisies.
He loves me, he loves me not…
The Flower Barn is located at 1480 Barringer Rd., Ilion, NY, phone number 315-895-4313. They are open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.