Tuesday 9 May 2017


On our morning walk we noticed that the parks workers were digging out a large bed of mixed red and also white Tulips. The red ones were no longer looking good but the white ones still looked great.
We stopped to ask if we could have some of the white ones and they said sure. I happily brought them home and now I can enjoy them for however long they last.

We went to what used to be my favourite nursery ( this year they've raised the prices and lowered selection) and as usual some plants jumped into my cart. Not many because I had a list of what I wanted and either didn't find or wasn't willing to pay what they were charging.

Stopped in at BIL's place and got free rhubarb. Most of it I'll freeze for winter jam making,

Now I'm off to begin washing and chopping that rhubarb.  I hope your week is off to a good start.

                        Granny Marigold


  1. Hi Granny Marigold, what a haul of rhubarb! Lucky you!
    Your free tulips are beautiful. Glad you were able to nab them.
    Happy planting, we have a frost advisory for tonight so no planting here.
    Take care.

  2. The rhubarb looks delicious. I forgot to look for some at the grocery!

  3. Your lovely tulip arrangement proves that it pays to ask.
    Too bad about your favorite nursery. That is so disappointing.
    Your rhubarb looks wonderful. I can't wait to see what you make with it. That is if you don't freeze it all.

  4. How wonderful to get those tulips for free!! They look so pretty on the table for you to enjoy!

  5. That rhubarb really does look good and the tulips a real delight.

  6. The rhubarb looks good! No tulips here yet, a few people in town will have some:)

  7. FREE rhubarb!!!!! How great is that?!?

  8. Free is wonderful isn't it! You must have the same disease about plants that I have! LOL Nancy

  9. Glad you brought the white tulips home to enjoy. They are way too pretty to be thrown out. That is pretty rhubarb! One of these days maybe I will get to taste rhubarb.

  10. It never hurts to ask, as they say, and look at those beautiful tulips! I am picking up a large amount of rhubarb this afternoon, and will be doing just what you are doing, at some point either today or tomorrow.

  11. oh beautiful..love the white tulips :)
    yup plant tomatoes and cucumbers and tomatoes always next together..
    is that a problem :)
    ..I have never heard that ..lol

  12. Nice looking rhubarb! Enjoy the jams and pies! :)

  13. What a nice surprise to get free tulips!