Thursday, January 15, 2009

Garden Tour #1, 2009

For several years my friend Rachel and I have gone on garden tours each month that the roads are passable. We travel mostly to Janet's and Connie's for inspiration and ideas, new seeds or plants. Now Rachel's mom Hildi joins us. Yesterday was our first of the year, but Rachel's littlest one was sick. Hildi and I couldn't bear to cancel our tour, so we determined to encourage Rachel to go next week. And, who knows, maybe we'll be able to get away again to go with her for another dose of Connie-itis. As Connie's husband tells us, Connie is the prettiest flower in her garden!

It wasn't really a 'garden tour', but a tour of Connie's "Seedery". She saves seeds, as do I, so an exchange was presented as the monthly offering this time. There was a cozy fire in the woodstove and a sweet treat in the oven (Rhubarb Crisp). We had a lovely time of sharing seeds and conversation!

Hildi is new to gardening and soaks up information and advice. Connie is loaded with seeds she has saved and good advice on how to take care of them. I have hungered for the worm bed she has, and she was the inspiration for the Christmas present my DH made for me. Thank you, Connie!


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'm so glad for you.

Connie said...

You are most welcome! Thank YOU for your kind words and your friendship.
It has been great to share our common passion for growing things. It was a fun afternoon! The only thing missing was.....Rachel. :-(

Chelle said...

Aww, now that does sound like a lovely way to spend the afternoon, and with such good company too...;)