Summer Blooms at Gerardi's Farmers Market - Shop Local Tour

Summer Blooms at Gerardi's Farmers Market - Shop Local Tour

Posted by Vivian Vassar on 25th Jul 2018

How is your garden doing this time of summer?  My morning glories are just starting to open up but the sunflowers have bloomed for weeks now.  I like to see how things change through the season, marigolds are golden and the basil is ready and waiting for the tomatoes to grow.

This past 2 weeks I have been going around to my favorite local shops to celebrate the wonderful places we have in Staten Island.  It's my "Shop Local Tour" and you can go to my Instagram account @HeyVivRetro  to see more.  Yesterday I visited Gerardi's Farmer Market which is luckily just down the street so I can visit it often.  The Jersey tomatoes and corn are in - Hurray !   I appreciate all the hard work this family owned business puts in to keep us all supplied with fresh produce, flowers, and vegetable plants for our gardens. 

I'm wearing our Lush Flower Clip in my hair and it goes perfectly with these blooms

Another favorite local spot is the Green Thumb Nursery in Delhi, NY.  They have quite a selection of everything from cactus to lush flowering plants, plus vegetables and more.  Go to their site to see the vintage glass greenhouse.

"Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it."   Rumi