Entries from September 2006

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Fresh Apples

Today while doing some errands, I serendipitously drove into a shopping mall that was holding a very small farmers market. This market is part of the NJ Council of Farmers and Communities that ensures that farmers’ markets sell produce only grown in NJ (here is their website). The stand where I bought a number of different […]

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

What’s in a “plant” name?

My nom de plume is Lilac.  So what’s in a name?  What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” from Romeo and Juliette.  But I wondered how many of my readers’s names come from flowers, shrubs or trees? Or, how many of my readers want to […]

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

The Garden Lady

I was raised on a small truck farm in Southern New Jersey. My parents raised and sold produce and annual flowers on this farm. We had a small farm stand. When I grew older I became a 4H member, an organization for farm children to learn to do many farm related things, that enabled me […]