My Adventure With Marlene

A few days ago Marlene and I set off on an adventure, on the hunt for fabulous plant material to bring back for {growing} wisdom’s first plant sale.

The hunt took us to Westlock, to visit Sunniebend’s wholesale greenhouses. Normally of course, anyone wanting to buy the small amounts that I do, would not be able to buy wholesale, as the only way they make money is to sell in bulk. I could possibly twisted Tamara’s arm and had her pull a few strings so I could get stuff from Darvonda , but I have committed to buying local or growing either organic, heritage or non Monsanto owned seeds as much as possible, so. . .

Of to Westlock and Sunniebend, the greenhouses owned by Marlene’s brother and sister-in-law.

* Since the brother is Marlene’s husband Edward’s, would it be more correct to say her brother-in-law and sister-in-law?( Ugh! Who knew I really would need grammar when I grew up?)

Anyways. . . .

Of we went, on a long drive through farm country.

Marlene in the lead. . .

and before you knew it. . .

We were there!


I was thrilled!

I mean wouldn’t you be if you got to browse in a bunch of these?


It took us a while to really focus. Stuff like this. . .


and this. . .


Kept distracting us!

I started out sensibly. Not getting carried away. . .


But greenhouse after greenhouse and cold frame after cold frame caused any good sense I had ( and the boys will tell you I didn’t have much to start with. . .) to fly out the window. I told my self this only made financial sense if I went home with the truck fully loaded. (I learned that from Tamara) I may have lost my head a little. . .


But it all fit in the back of the suburban, so maybe not!

Then I got home and checked the weather channel. . . A few chilly days ahead.

All of this. . .




Was going to have to fit in my little greenhouses.

Could it be done?








Absolutely!

I feel so very blessed to have been able to go on this little adventure with Marlene. One more step in fulfilling a long held dream.

Thanks Marlene!

I had also planned to have pictures and prices of everything posted in the shop over at {growing} wisdom tonight but when I went to take pictures earlier this evening, the battery was dead and by the time it was charged the light was gone.

I will do my best to get it posted by lunch time tomorrow so that if you are coming to the Mom 2 Mom sale Saturday morning you will have an idea of what I have. I will, of course, be bringing some of my plants, not all of them. . .

And fair warning. . . I do not have Big Box store prices. . .

As a tiny local grower that’s not possible, but I do not quite have Hole’s prices either. . .

And if you can’t make the Mom 2mom sale on Saturday you might want to come out to the pre May Long weekend sale next Tuesday and Wednesday. . . (The sale continues that Friday through the following weekend.)

The forecast is for sunny and hot. . .

The very best weather for {growing} wisdom’s first plant sale!

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