Went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens today with my mom for the Herb Festival there. It was pretty sweet. They had all sort of great stuff, lectures, demonstrations, plants for sale, pots for sale, silent auction, organic products out the wazoo, and there was even a worm lady there! She has the red worms that you use for vermi-composting and I wanted a little worm tower so bad!
My mom bought me some plants. I swear that woman is more excited about me gardening than I am. I got four pepper plants: a Royal Black pepper, a Red Peter Piper pepper (say that 3x fast), a Rainbow Piquant pepper, and the best one, a Ghost Pepper. It is the hottest pepper in the world right now, and I got an entire three foot bush for 6 bucks. Or I should say, my mom did. I think I’m most excited about that. I mean, geez! It’s called that, according to the lady I bought it from, because it’s said people who eat can die because it’s so hot. Basically, it’ll turn you into a ghost.
We then went to Lowes to get some cheapo terra cotta pots, where we stumbled across their brand new display of miniature lemon trees. Now, for my birthday I wanted a dwarf lime tree, but J couldn’t find one, so he got me a dwarf mandarin orange instead, which is fine. Although, I don’t use orange in my cooking, um…ever. But it was really nice of him to look so hard.
So when we came across these lemon trees, I was like, oh man! I wish J had found these for my birthday. I could have used lemons a lot more than oranges. And my mom told me to pick one out, and bought it for me.
This makes my mom sound like she spoils me, or is rich or something. But neither is true. Since we’re moving next month, I think she’s getting a little worried. The longest we’ve been apart was when I was seven and stayed with my dad for a month. So moving three hours away is probably A Big Deal and I will realize this later and freak out. But meanwhile, my mom is realizing it now, and showering me with all these plants. Including an Awesome lemon tree!
(That picture is of a ghost pepper)