The families are all busy doing other things on Monday, so Pop and I took a neighbor friend along and visited the Amish Produce Auction.We are not harvesting anything from our garden just yet, so we planned to pick up a few tomatoes and cucumbers to hold us over until ours are ready. We did get a peck of large cucumbers for the table,$2.00, and two pecks of Roma green beans,$6.00. That is a new kind for us, and I wanted to try them.I'm anxious to see if they taste any different.Tomatoes went extremely too high so we held off on getting those.Hopefully our local Amish will be a bit cheaper. Hopefully,we'll get a bushel of green beans and a few tomatoes from them soon.
|This is the Pink Belle Hibiscus. I have several of this variety, but of a slightly different color.|
I did get a real bargain on some flowers.They had a couple of pallets of Hibiscus plants. I bought 7 plants for $2. each. Now that was the bargain of the day. I have several plants already, but mine are mostly all cream colored with maybe one pale crimson,not sure of their names, but I bought 2 Lord Baltimore's and the other 5 were ordinary hibiscus plants. The five ordinary hibiscus plants are called Pink Belle.They are a pale pink with a crimson eye..The Lord Baltimore is a different variety from the ones I've always had. Mom use to have a similar plant when they lived in Georgia.The bloom is huge and bright red.The leaves are very different,too.I am so glad I was able to get the red ones for sure.I have wanted that kind forever.I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday evening, but I hope to get them in the ground earlier in the day.The blooms are so big and beautiful.I can't wait to get them established in my yard somewhere,although it is beginning to look like a maze out there.
|This is the Lord Baltimore variety. It has a different leaf from the ones I have always grown. Mom had one of these on St. Simon's Island where the second half of my family moved to and spent nearly 30 years.|
|This is a spent bloom from the above plant. Hopefully, I will remember to get a picture of it another day. It is beautiful .|