Saturday Mornings at the Farmers Market

Beaux Arbres Native Plants' Table at the Shawville Farmers Market.
Beaux Arbres Native Plants table at the Shawville Farmers Market.

We are becoming accustomed to the task of loading the trailer with a selection of our native plants (and Michael’s basketry material) and taking them into the Shawville Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.DSCN2681

Last Saturday, I brightened our table with a big bouquet of summer blooms. The interior of the market building needs all the help it can get — it is a visually dreary space with fluorescent lighting. There are not that many options for a market space in Shawville, and this building has some good features, but, boy, oh boy, does it lack charm.

I must have been channelling my inner Martha Stewart, because Saturday was a two flower arrangements day. I love the vivid orange of Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia) but the stems are short unless you are willing to sacrifice a lot of future flowers by cutting the unopened buds. I made a little nosegay for our outdoor dining table with short-cut stems of Tithonia, dill flowers, and sprigs of marjoram. Some day I would like to have a cutting garden full of zinnias and cosmos and other cottage-garden style annuals for cutting.nosegay

Beaux Arbres at the Shawville Farmers’ Market

Beaux Arbres Native Plants will be participating in the Shawville Farmers’ Market this summer. Starting this Saturday (July 25), we will be taking a selection of our nursery-propogated wildflowers to the Saturday Farmers Market, in the Shawville Fairgrounds.

This week we will have Spike Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) in 6 ” pots and Prairie Blazing Star (L. pycnostachya) In gallons, all budding nicely and ready to bloom this summer.

We will also have some Carolina Lupin, Great Blue Lobelia, and Grey-headed Coneflower and a bunch of other nice species in 6 inch pots.

The Farmers’ Market is open 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturdays.