Dianne loves Coleus…and shopping for plants


Dianne loves Coleus, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

Brian was kind enough to take me on a little excursion up in lower Lancaster County plant farm. Such a pretty area! We cross from our county Chester to Lancaster over the Octoraro Reservoir.
Octoraro Reservoir
It was in the 60s, but not really sunny. We had a good time looking in the greenhouses and looking at about half of the perennials-I think there were 20 rows of them! I only bought a couple as I want to do a little more research on the ones I really want. It’s nice they offer two sizes- a $2.49 pot and the bigger one to see if you like it I guess. I did buy one apricot color iris and a few other perennials.
Some of my plant haul
We then went down the road a bit to a flea market.
Nottingham Flea Market
The place is poorly lit and the prices were a bit high. I found a Snowbabies music box-it sure looks like one and I got this strawberry ceramic ‘house’ that went right in the gnome and fairy garden-she gave them to us for $5. The music box was really dirty and I had to dunk the top in soapy water and sand off the old glitter. The one baby came off and he got a bath. It looks like new again and plays ‘Twinkle, Twinkle..little star’.
Snowbabies music box
We came home and grilled up steak, chicken and hot dogs, some for other meals. I made homemade mac and cheese with chives and a variety of cheeses. We had a nice day and it was especially meaningful when we heard that Bin Laden was deceased. It’s about time!

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  1. Hey Dianne! After you left your comment on my blog, I simply HAD to go in search of you, to check if you’re okay… And since you are seen here shopping for plants and flowers, I guess you are 🙂 Lovely to catch up with you!

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