(thanks, Weeder, for whipping out your camera)
Dark purple butterfly bush. Gorgeous.
We stopped at Davis Ranch on the way to lunch at El Pollo Loco (quite yum for fast food) hoping their famous sweet white corn would be ready. Not for two more weeks! Rats! We did spy this nifty hydroponic strawberry setup that appears to be new. So sci-fi looking. Growing strawberries vertically is genius. Oh, and I didn’t go home empty-handed. They had some lovely lean asparagus spears and plump garlic.
I’m late getting most of my veggies in, but that’s nothing new for me.
And finally, on the way home so how could we not…
You gotta get over to Windmill right now. They have a great selection of Annie’s and Blooms in 4″ and some really nice gallon perennials too.
I was hoping to find ‘Costoluto Genovese’ and a black tomato as the last… no, really, I promise this time… additions to my 2007 tomato lineup. Capital was sold out of C.G., as was Windmill. I picked up a black heirloom tomato at Capital, put it down, picked it up and thought I put it on my cart… but somehow it didn’t make it home with me. What a space cadet.
May 30 edit: I did buy a black tomato! ‘Black Prince’ was hiding behind one of the passenger seats in my van and is now planted. Not a space cadet after all… just a loser… of things.