Corning, Paragould and Marion
It has been a full day. It started bright and early at 4:30 a.m. with a ride to the airport for family. Then it was a drive north to Corning to meet with the Mayor and his wife, county agent and United Way reps to discuss the courthouse beautication. They have some fabulous large trees, but there is a lot of pruning that is needed in both trees and shrubs, as well as clean up before a fall planting can ensue. They have a lot of potential and interest.
Then I drove to Marion, Arkansas in Crittenden county to do an evening program. Since I had a little extra time, I decided to stop in and see my friend Neal Adams at Adams Nursery. They grow a lot of their own plants and he really had a good selection. As always, plants were beckoning and I came home with a good variety of new coleus–Sedona is fabulous orange and the Wasabi lime green. I also got some of the new angelonia–Archangel, some lime colored nicotiana, some grasses, eucalyptus and the lime Jewel of Opar. Happy with my purchases, I drove over to Crittenden County to do an evening program. It was like old home week, with many of our original members for the West Memphis state meeting committee on hand. They have revamped the beds outside of the county office and they look great. We had a great discussion and then it was a drive home. I am so loaded with coffee that I may not be able to go to sleep!
For the past few days, many folks have been talking about our cooler weather and that we are having a blackberry winter. The term usually applies to a cool spell in May when the blackberries are in bloom. I have seen blackberries in bloom this year in March, but many are still blooming now, so the term can apply. It was pretty nippy this morning and is again this evening. As I told the group tonight, it is cooler now than it was back in March!
For some reason, the pictures that I tried to put into yesterdays post, didn’t make it in, so I will add extra today.