Monday, February 2, 2009

Catalogs Everywhere

Today I have spent my time strolling thru seed catalogs, searching
for those favorite heirloom tomato seeds everyone was shopping for last season at the market. Cherokee Purple and Mr. Stripey.
Wow, what planet sent those to us here on earth ? Are heirlooms really any better than plain ole garden tomato seeds ? You bet ya they are ! OMG you haven't tasted a tomato sandwich until you try one filled with Purple Cherokee tomatoes and lots of southern branded mayo. I can almost smell the big, thick slices of juicy tomato lying between two thick pieces of warm toasted 12-grain bread. This southern belle thinks she has died and gone to heaven.

Stacks and stacks of seed catalogs also means that I get to select new varieties of brightly colored, long legged zinnias. Here in the south, we must have lots of little summer cottage bouquets tucked amongst our treasured nic-nacs, from the kitchen sink to the side porch. And don't forget to order some olde timey cocks comb seeds for cutting and drying. These strange furry plants make the most gorgeous dried wreaths. Add rosemary and lavendar to the order sheet. These two herbals are nice to add to a get well pot and summer bridal bouquets.

Spending a lazy afternoon gazing thru seed catalogs is just what I needed today. Now all of those hugh, bare oak trees just outside of my window have the suttle appearance of being full of new spring time leaves. Oh goodness, someone make us a cup of lemonade, it will be 90 degrees outdoors before we know it.

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