Another ritual of spring for me is a visit to historic Casey Farm in North Kingstown, RI. I went for their annual plant sale, and bought some tomato, eggplant and basil seedlings. We got there before they even opened, and by the time we were ready to pay for our stuff, there were long lines. Oh well, a good sign, I guess. At least more people are gardening!
There were also some stands with interesting and tasty things to buy. Please feast your eyes on these intriguing bouquets from Robin Hollow Farm. These women have serious taste. Don’t you love the deep orange and white ranunculus paired with lambs ears? I just had to buy one of these.
As we were leaving, someone brought out two older ducklings. Whether they were for sale or not, I don’t know. I felt sorry for them as they huddled together in their bin. They looked scared.
Here’s an example of a stone wall, a feature for which Rhode Island is justifiably famous. They are all over the state, and I believe it is illegal to dismantle one, regardless of where you find it.