The first of December means the UNH Poinsettia Open House. Two greenhouses full of beautiful poinsettias with all proceeds going to benefit the Thompson School Greenhouse Facility and Horticulture Program.
My gardening pulse quickened just breathing in the warm air and the smell of soil. Then add two greenhouses of poinsettias, and I was a happy woman. I almost grabbed a chair to sit down when I realized there was a greenhouse full of fresh vegetables – tables of lettuce, ripe, red tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. The vegetables are being grown by the UNH students in partnership with a local school.
Are poinsettias part of your holiday decor? Have a favorite color?
I was there when they opened, and the greenhouses were already crowded with shoppers including a couple of other Master Gardeners I know. When it was time to pay, the line extended all the way through the greenhouse.
I put two on my kitchen window sill and one on my table. I’ve never seen single bloom ones before, but I sure hope they have them again next year.
A cherry tomato plant dripping with red tomatoes found its way into my bag as well. I don’t know how that happened. 🍅
I’m also happy to be writing a post today because last week I was without a computer for four days. Count them – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. 🙂
The local computer store that was replacing my battery was able to remove it with solvent the first day, but when they installed the new battery the computer didn’t recognize it. It seems that Apple not only doesn’t want you to replace the battery, but when you purchase a new battery, there is a small but critical piece missing. So, a part had to be purchased from CA, overnighted, and now it is humming like a new machine.
I was talking to the owners about the times in the past when I’ve spent about 15 minutes in a store while a battery was replaced – open the back, take one out, put one in. They said after Tim Cook took over from Steve Jobs the parts are now all attached together and glued down so when a machine needs repair, they assume you will just replace it with a new one. It certainly is food for thought when you are looking at a laptop in the $1,200+ price range.
So, here we are in the first full week of December. I’ve got two lunches with friends, computer work to do for the Master Gardeners, and some sewing. What’s on your calendar?