This is a Sanseviera trifasciata…whew say that three times. I named her Lydia. Mainly from Africa (Madagascar) and Asia is what I read. I didn’t know that once you buy one houseplant you would want more! I am going to stick with the two I have for now. It is a great option as I don’t want to plant a garden just yet. It is also a great option to a garden because I can handle these even if I am not feeling well.
Meet my first houseplant. I named her “Mamacita.” She is a codiaeum variegatum (croton) which comes from the Pacific Islands, Malaysia, Northern Australia region, normally. This one specifically is a dreadlock/mammey croton. I wasn’t looking for a plant but my daughter was. She has 3 now. My mom still has the houseplants from my grandma and that was about 13 years ago. Well here’s to me and Mamacita. My daughter’s aloe vera plant is named Toronto and the other one is Montreal. Then there is the cactus Quebec…he is new. We are crazy…yes lol!
I am researching on how to take care of her or this type of plant. I hope I am not in over my head.
It was opening day for the Memphis Farmers Market this past Saturday. Multiple product vendors and multiple local farmers bring quite the variety. Each week there is something different and some vendors are staples. My first stop was the all natural soap station. How could you not notice all of the beautiful colors and the fragrances floating in the spring’s wind? I did not know which ones to choose as I wasn’t the only having a hard time deciding because the table was crowded with customers. I finally settle on lavender lemongrass and two cherry blossoms. One for my daughter and the other for my niece who hung out with me all day Saturday. Cosgrove and Lewis. cosgroveanlewis.com an also on Instagram! @cosgroveanlewis
Cosgrove and Lewis
Cosgrove and Lewis
Next was an amazing all natural cleaning company. I smelled each product and wow! Your brain is going “Wait, that smells familiar. Oh, now where have I smelled that before…is that oregano?” When these guys say all natural they really mean it! So Fresh and So Green Housekeeping Co. www.etsy.com/shop/sofreshsogreengreen You can follow them on Instagram! @sofreshansogreen.memphis
Handmade pottery is always something that catches my eye and local pottery is always under the pavilion at Memphis Farmers Market. Erica Bodine has beautiful, quality, colorful pottery. facebook.com/ericabodinepottery and you can find her on Instagram as @ericabodinepottery
Fresh flower are what I look forward to at the Memphis Farmers Market. It is an instant mood booster in my early morning daze and graze through the market. I may have had my coffee to get me there, but I am nowhere near awake. Luckily with the colorful flowers and smiling cheerful vendors it all quickly changes as the hustle and bustle of the market gets underway.