I'm celebrating with a couple dozen new plants to plant from realfoodgardens.blogspot.com!!
Thank you to them for the lovely plants. The owners threw in an extra berry start AND a jug of soapwort laundry soap (well, everything-soap). That more than covered the price of admission (meaning gas to get up there an back).
Here's the plant list I went to pick up:
2 black aronia
1 wallis cherry
4 Black jewel raspberry
4 Oak leaf blackberry2 Chokecherry
The berries are nice and thorny and HUGE. I added a soapwort plant while I was there and while I think it might be tacky to point out the actual price for the lot, it is also about the only way to show how thrifty it is: 80$ and I came home with 25 plant starts. The 23 listed above plus an extra berry and a soapwort. Most of the berry/tree starts had to be bent over to get them in the subaru. These are not tiny plants. They are nice big plants in pots.
Excellent way to honor Earth Day. Use a bit of fossil fuel for a permanent food (human, animal, bee, worms, etc) source.