My friend Linda and I have a favorite nursery we visit in Hamden NY.
The Green Thumb is always one of our favorite road trips when it’s planting time. We head there each spring to see what plant treasures we can find. They have beautiful healthy plants and their green houses are full of more choices than most places we’ve been. Add to that their hospitality and of course their cute dogs that greet us, it’s a favorite trip every spring.
Hamden is a tiny little town about an hour and a half away from where we live. There is a quaint farmers store as well as beautiful old homes and inns.
It’s located near the West Branch of The Delaware River and the Cannonsville Reservoir where the water that feeds NYC is held. It’s beautiful country side that surrounds The Cannonsville watershed’s drainage basin which is 455 square miles. The mountains surround what looks like a huge lake. It was a very nice to drive by on our journey home.
Needless to say we bought a lot and I mean a LOT of plants. But as long as it can all fit in the car for the ride home, all is well. We couldn’t resist a second stop at a local nursery that we hit every year as well. There we added a few more plants to be sure the car was filled to the brim. The only thing that bothers me is that it was so rainy and cold by the time we got home, I never got my plants in the ground. Darn weather is not cooperating at all. The next day was so windy and cold, again I didn’t dare put them in for fear of a possible frost that night You can guess where my Memorial Day was spent…right in my own backyard.
So many plants, so little time
The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. ~Gertrude S. Wister