Tradition! Every first Friday in May, my mom and I go greenhouse hopping and stuff our vehicles with flowers galore. Then it's home to plant, plant, plant and sure to be sore the next day. I literally made 33 trips from my garage to the shed where I do my potting. This year, we managed to hit 6 greenhouses all by
1 pm. We both ran out of room so it was back the next morning to two of our favorites to finish up. I know, more flowers just means more care and watering, but they are so beautiful!!!! My mother has had the most beautiful flowers in our area for as long as I can remember and often gets consulted on
"What flowers should I get?", so you can bet I got my green thumb from this lovely lady!!
This is the majority of the traffic we see when flower shopping in the middle of Amish Country. Of course I stopped for some homemade cinnamon rolls too!! Best Cinnamon rolls ever. I always get them for Christmas morning and of course any time we go to this Amish town.
Here are some of my posies from last year.
This one below was my favorite last year and we were lucky enough to find it again this year. It is a perennial but I had it in a pot which at the end of the season you could plant it in the ground for next year.
"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson