Bright sunny day in Hobart. Went to the Saturday Salmanaca Market... a big open air market mercifully not hempen-clad and patchouli-soused. Old book sellers, farmers with end-of-summer produce, woodworkers, a ginger beer homebrewer (yum), small garden stuff, etc.

You can click here and see a generic postcard picture... and play 'where's Chris' in the crowd.

I bought seeds, which are just about the only thing I can bring back to the US, plant wise. Here's what I bought: Christmas Bells (Blandfordia punicea), Kangaroo Paw (red and green, Anigozanthos manglesii), leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida), black coral pea (Kennedia nigricans), Celery Top Pine (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius), Aussie Bluebell (Wahlenbergia gracilenta), Tassie Waratah (Telopea truncata), Trigger Plant (Stylidium graminifolium), Pandani (Richea pandanifolia), and Miner's Lettuce (Montia perfoliata).

All Aussie except for miner's lettuce, which is Californian... but you can never get the seeds at home!


March 22 2002, 22:19:37

I see Chris' head!

March 25 2002, 10:37:16

No problem at all spotting Chris!! The skies look wonderfully clear. JMP