Sunday, August 31, 2014

Are you variegated? I am! Especially when I visit the Variegated Foliage Nursery in Eastford, CT!

Today, ahhhhhh.... the middle of a long holiday weekend.

All should be good, right?

Um... not so much.

I did get up and jog, then had to go grocery shopping... then came home and started cooking for the week. A few hours later,way more than my 15 minute happy limit in the kitchen, I took up the task of making homemade horseradish for my husband. I love this guy I married, but really I do not enjoy all the cooking.... I am very happy with a bag of frozen veggies every night of the week. He loves to eat.

So..... I peeled all the horseradish - kind of like peeling the bark off a tree, then cut it into chunks, put it into the food processor with vinegar and sugar, turned it on, where it promptly squirted all over the counter, walls, cabinets. STINKY! STICKY! YUCK!

What the heck am I doing?????????

After I cleaned up that disaster, transferred everything into the blender and made the horseradish, we hopped in the car and headed out to the Variegated Foliage Nursery in Eastford. I needed to pick up a donation for the upcoming Tastes of the Valley, The Last Green Valley's biggest fundraiser of the year.

As soon as I stepped foot on the property I felt serenity. Under the trees, you hear gently music tinkling in the air. You see gorgeous sights. You wonder how long did it take to make this place what it is. Then... you meet the owner, Mr. Stan Megos. He is the most charming, soft spoken and knowledgeable man you will meet. He has a bazillion varieties of a bazillion things, and he can inform you about them all better than google could ever do.

Mr. Megos picked out 5 outstanding plants to donate to the Tastes of the Valley. I am bidding! I want them all!!! I know my momma will love the newest variety of mouse ears hosta.... and every other plant is as awesome!

There is also a new path that meanders down to the stream, where picnic tables welcome you to come sit and stay for a while. Maybe a little lunch or a smooch with your love.

Two concerts were held at the Variegated Foliage Nursery in the past few weeks, and hopefully another is pending. Keep your eye on the Variegated website to see if the hopeful Saturday, September 13, 2014 concert will come to fruition!

I went a little crazy with the picture taking - I could not help myself. You can see them all on my facebook page here if you are my friend. 

Be SURE to go to Eastford and this great nursery! If you do not go, you are missing out on a great visit.

I am a Putnamaniac that loves to visit the Variegated Foliage Nursery in Eastford CT!

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