Monday, May 15, 2006

Landis Valley Museum

Saturday I went to Landis Valley Museum which is sort of like a restored Pennsylvania Dutch (German) farm and village. They have a native plant sale every spring and my friend and I go and I spend a ton of money on plants. Seriously, I think I have a problem. I spend way too much money on plants. I never go to the mall anymore, but I will drive very far to go to a good nursery or plant sale and buy things I convince myself I need. So I bought 2 Reisentraube tomatoes, a Howard German tomato, a blonde kerchen (? I think it's blonde headed in German) tomato, a mortgage lifter tomato, a Hartman yellow gooseberry tomato, an heirloom french tomato called Marmande, 4 hollyhocks, a small, chartreuse hosta because I have a crippling hosta habit, 2 love-lies-bleeding, a basil that I can't remember the name of, to add to the 4 basils I bought a week ago, to add to the 28 basil seedlings that are still growing in a seed tray....oy. Continuing......a blackberry lily, two coleus....one I think is 'Inky fingers' and the other is lime something or other, that look absolutely cute all potted up on the front porch. I just need some geraniums....... I have way too many tomatoes.....the ones I grew from seed I scorched about a week ago, putting them out in the sun unprotected, but I still should be able to salvage about, oh I don't know....60? So maybe I won't have my seedling sale as planned, I'll just give them away to friends and such. But I really didn't need anymore tomatoes....I don't even really like tomatoes that much.

Anyway, here are some pictures from the museum....

3 Comments:

Anonymous Judith said...

This problem you have, I have the same problem. I like reading your plant list. The tomatoes sound very interesting! I had a blackberry lily--nice plant. Coleus! I'll look forward to your reports on all these plants as the season wears on. May you have a good growing season!

2:31 PM  
Blogger meresy_g said...

Thanks Judith. Luckily my plant habit dies down a little as we get further into the summer. And then picks up again when it's time for mums and pansies again and perennial end-of season- sales. I hope you have a great growing season too with all your new planting areas.

3:29 PM  
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