This is Theo.
Theo spotted me photographing his plants at the Williamsburg Farmer’s Market this morning.
He ended up selling me the plant I wanted to photograph, and a lot more!
Knotts Creek Nursery, in Suffolk, normally a wholesaler; brought a selection of their beautifully grown perennials, herbs, and shrubs to temp the citizenry of Williamsburg this morning.
And the plants were just flying out of the display so fast that you couldn’t hesitate.
A beautiful Euphorbia was there and gone in an instant. Other customers were browsing “my pile,” already paid for, before my partner could get round with the car to load up.
So the lovely Hibiscus “Kopper King” came home with us, as did some perennial Salvias, perennial Foxglove, and a Hibiscus Coccineus ‘Texas Star’.
Theo is a great salesman! I liked him right away, as soon as he crouched into the frame of my first photo.
We chatted, and I found out why. It seems Theo is just finishing up his first year of teaching high school science in Chesterfield County, Virginia. I’m sure his students and colleagues love him.
He is a bright spirit, and knows his plants.
When I asked him for not just “deer resistant” varieties, but poisonous ones; he sent me to the Foxglove right away.
Yes, with a raised eyebrow, but give the customer what they want, Right?
All Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014