Saturday, February 08, 2014
Candelaria - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - 2014
This year I have gone twice. Somehow, with sheer will power, I have NOT bought one thing. No herbs, no baskets, no small plants for 10 pesos, ($.80 cents). Nada. It certainly has been tempting. I also need macetas (pots).
However, I have decided to be prudent and wait til I return to purchase any more gardening things.
These wonderful vendors come from all over Mexico with ferns, orchids, exotic bromeliads. You name it. It is here! The anthurniums in one of the photos, red waxy plants, are something even as a child I was enchanted to see. They don't look real. I don't think I saw them very often. Maybe once or twice. Imagine the excitement when I saw them growing in the ground, I think, near the State of Puebla. A sight I never expected to see. Millions of them for as far as the eye could see. The same with roses.
Today I saw rose bushes for 25 pesos, about $ 2 USD. I wanted to gobble up at least ten but then remembered what the cutter ants did the last time I tried that. Ensalada rose! All that was left was the plant. No flowers, no leaves. Ha. Not this time!
If you're in San Miguel, I hope that you have taken time to stroll the walkways of Parque Juarez to enjoy the fragrance and beauty of the flower show. It's delightful!