|Anthony giving garden tours.|
|Cricket and Anthony Bongiovani.|
This was the last day with us for our intern, Anthony. He's from Pennsylvania and has been with us since April. He has planted a good part of everything growing in the garden this year. So when the first group arrived I asked if he would give the tour. He jumped at the chance and did a great job. He said later he had surprised himself at how many plants he could identify and how much he'd learned while here.
That's Cricket, our pup, who sort of adopted Anthony as her own and the two played together every evening after work.
Anthony had spent the previous couple of days making an assortment of homemade crackers from my book, Easy Homemade Crackers Using Herbs, and lemon balm and lavender cookies, to serve at Open House.
|A few of the kinds of homemade crackers Anthony made.|
|Lavender and Lemon Balm Cookies.|
Visitors came from several surrounding towns as well as from Huntsville, AR, even one couple from El Paso, AZ (although they didn't travel just to see us). Everyone who came were gardeners, and we talked about the new dwarf heirloom tomato, 'Big Purple' from the international Tomato Dwarfing Project.
|'Big Purple' dwarf heritage tomato.|
|One view inside the Herb Shop.|
|Salvia argentia and daylily bed.|
|Herb Shop door.|