Dear One and I spent a day in the country yesterday--enjoying friends and fresh air and flowers and clearing our heads from a pretty intense week.
We started at the small garden antiques fair at Blumen Gardens in Sycamore. We met up with four friends and moved on to a delish breakfast nearby. How do you say omlettes the size of hubcaps at Eggsclusive Cafe?? Hey--this is farm country and you need your energy. We yucked it up with Bob and Jan and Frank and Richard-- two couples with many stories to tell and always happy to hear ours. We are all antiques dealers and there are always a million stories.
Then--on to the best kept secret in western Illinois. DerbyLine Greenhouse in Genoa Illinois--located on--wait for it-- Derby Line Road.
Run--do not walk here. Last year--our plants did not stop blooming from April to frost. The healthiest, biggest and I might add So Incredibly Reasonably Priced Plants in the western suburbs area. We bought geraniums, grasses, about 6 varieties of coleus, etc etc-- healthy great plants. This year we loaded up the truck. I will not shop for annuals any other place. Huge zonal geraniums in many colors for $3.00 a pot. Does that say enough??