It’s been a day! A friend and I launched Cookies and Hostas today at Grand Rapid’s Fulton Street Market. We had hostas and other perennials from our gardens and I baked buckets of cookies to sell. This idea began back in a blustery March when snow still hid our gardens and my friend pointed out that between the two of us, we probably had enough hostas to divide and sell. And because I AM the cookie lady, another friend suggested we sell cookies and hostas. Hence the name. My friend sold several hostas. I, on the other hand, sold tons of cookies. I sold out of the red velvet cookies first. The oatmeal cherry pecans were popular all day and I only had broken cookies by the time we packed up. The oatmeal cherry chocolate chip were pretty popular, too. My friend will be out of town next week, but I’m going back with more cookies. It means I have to prepare them in a licensed kitchen, but I have access to one and will do a marathon baking session.
But today is also Bloom Day, and the garden is, indeed, blooming. Below are pictures of most of the blooms.