Lots of fun different good things going on - things to plant, things to eat, things to do. First, the Lower Merion Conservancy will be joining us at the market this Saturday with a lovely selection of native perennials to add to your garden this fall. According to the Conservancy, plants native to Pennsylvania support more insects and birds than exotics, are more disease resistant, and are better adapted to our weather conditions. We are big fans of the Conservancy's swamp milkweed, the host plant for monarch caterpillars and a favorite plant of the ruby-throated hummingbird. The photo at top depicts a monarch laying eggs on the milkweed in my garden (can't tell you how exciting that was to watch!) Check out the Conservancy's website for more information on the perennials that will be available for sale.
Another good thing - the wonderful write-up in the Food section of today's Inquirer on John & Kira's Chocolates. This weekend they will be selling a specialty bar called Mint Patch, made with 62 percent Valhrona chocolate and the surplus of mint grown by Philadelphia schoolchildren for John & Kira this year. Sounds yummy to us.
Lastly, the annual Harriton House Plantation Fair will be held this Saturday from 10-4. The event highlights the history and agricultural heritage of the Welsh colonial house and farm, and includes a broad array of of activites - sheepherding on the meadow, bee-keeping demonstrations, antique dealers, quilting, basketmaking, pony rides and even an exhibit about dairying in Lower Merion.
Enjoy all the good things goin' on this Saturday!