Thursday, May 31, 2012

At last!

What's new in my garden?
At last, after waiting 3 years for my plants to mature, buds formed on my two yellow Itoh or Intersectional peonies.
This is 'Sequestered Sunshine' and I'll share 'Bartzella' when it opens.
A couple of new hostas:
 'Allegan Fog'
'Kiwi Full Monty'
After I planted the seeds in our small vegetable patch, either the squirrels or chipmunks dug up the yellow beans.  DH built me a cage with chicken wire to protect the plants until they're bigger.
Our small farmers' market, now in its second year with about 20 vendors and more to come as crops are harvested.
 A 3 generation family owned garden centre.
 Where I buy my honey; they also sell it in many of the local stores.
I buy our free range eggs from another farmer not at the market and you can taste the difference between them and store bought.
 I'm hooked on the sweet potato chips from this vendor.
 A busker at this week's market.
One of the dairy farms I pass on the way home, which is just down the street.
I'm linking with:
Tootsie for Fertlizer Friday
I hope you'll join my hosts to flaunt your flowers and share your farm fresh plants.


  1. It's nice when you wait for something to come about. so happy for you that they finally arrived...such excitement indeed...I'm waiting my new blue bearded Iris to bloom finally the bud has arisen...and I'm waiting for it to open...Awe and Farmers market it such a great feeling to walk about and see all the lovely things they have to offer...have a lovely evening my friend..with love Janice

  2. Your hosta is really nice. Farmers' Markets are great. We have our hens and you are right about the fresh eggs. And we have friends who have bees, same with fresh honey. You had a good day at the farmer's market.

  3. I have never seen a yellow peony--- I bet it will be beautiful!

  4. The Hosta look great. That cage was a smart idea.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  5. These are great pictures Judith. Your peonies are going to be beautiful. I hope the squirrels will stay out of your garden now. Your garden looks so neat and clean with the pea gravel around it. The farmers market looks like a great place to visit and will be a busier spot in a few weeks. I hope to go to the local one in the morning. Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Pamela

  6. I stuck a piece of peony plant in the ground a couple of years ago and it is now about a foot and half tall, but no buds. Maybe I just need to be patient with it, given yours took awhile to bloom. You reminded me, Judith, that one of the farmers markets here is open today, although the predicted rain may make it a soggy day for the farmers.

  7. So glad your peony is blooming, and new hostas to add to your garden. I love wandering around the farmers market that we have. I'm looking forward to all the fresh produce soon.

  8. Hi Judith, The farmer's market looks great and I am so looking forward to seeing the ITOH peonies when they open. You had to have patience waiting 3 years for blooms! Love Kiwi Full Monty too - how unique!
    Blessings, Beth

  9. Good Morning Judith just a quick note to tell you Farm Fresh Friday Linky is open now. Hmmm, it helps if I set the time right! Sorry for any inconvenience.

  10. The flowers in your garden are just lovely--you were so patient with the peonies, but what a payoff for you now! We are fortunate to have a farmers' market in our little town--it will open for the year in the middle of June--can't wait!

  11. The yellow peony will be lovely and the hosta is quite nice. The local farmers markets are a great place to shop on a Saturday morning. There is lots to see. Valerie

  12. Hu Judith
    Lovley Post :)
    and do not miss,,,,,,,




    it is FUN :)
    HΓ₯kan ( The Roseman)

  13. Hi Judith!
    I can't wait to see the second flower in bloom. It is a very interesting bud. I bet it will be pretty when it opens. I also loved visiting the farmers market.

  14. As my husband would say JeemaneeScreamanees!! What's not to love about this time of year? Beautiful blossoms, fresh honey,farm fresh eggs, farmers selling their wares...I've never heard of a busker, but I love any musician accompanying a good old fashioned market (they get a tip from me any day)!! Thank you for sharing your day at the market with Farm Fresh I want some of those sweet potato chips!!??

  15. Hi Judith,
    How exciting to finialy see the blooms, I have heard Peonies can be that way! A great shot of the yellow beauty! Thanks for showing "me" around your town, it's a lovely place!

  16. I love Farmer's Markets - it is like a small community within a community - my daughter worked with our neighbor's booth a couple of years and she became quite acquainted with several people - lovely flowers - it took my Peonies a couple years to finally produce buds - love those Hostas! I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  17. How exciting to see new "faces" in your garden. :)
    Our farmer's market hasn't started yet, but I'm looking forward to it!
    Have a lovely Sunday, Judith!

  18. Peonies do take some patience but when they finally start blooming they are worth the wait. Your promising ones are lovely! And so is your farmer's market and the farm you get to drive by so often! When I get out of our city and drive in some farmland, I breathe deeply and it just lifts my spirits!

  19. oh i love your yellow Peony. Those B ones are so expensive to buy to plant. Lucky lady!

  20. I don't guess I've ever seen a yellow peony before! Charming!


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