Saturday, February 26, 2011

Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning local farmers gather in downtown Baton Rouge to sell produce. The market is called Red Stick Farmers Market (Baton Rouge means Red Stick in French). The market opens at 8AM but the farmers get there very early to set up.

Everyone seemed to have strawberries for sale!

This family of pecan farmers was handing out free samples. They were really good!

Our main reason for going to the farmers market was to buy local honey. Dave loves honey and its also very healthly!

There were also vendors selling art work, food, and soap. Check out this King Cake Soap! It smelled just like King Cake too!

They also had flowers for sale, but I didn't get any.

Friday, February 11, 2011

New Leaves

Yesterday I noticed my Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) tree beginning to open new leaves. This tree is always the first plant to leaf out. Its an indication that spring is almost here.

This is a picture of a perennial saliva, Victoria Blue Salvia. New leaves are sprouting from the base and in a few months it will be blooming!