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.
And they are awesome!
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 don’t think this is too many, do you? I can always buy more.
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.
I did not plant these; they just grew.
And here are some with the peonies in the background. Come on, peonies!
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.