We've been at Swallows Nest Farm for 4 years, and not long after we arrived, I found a basket at a local op shop which said "BUY ME"! It has become my constant companion on the farm. I use it for everything from planting to pruning to picking and even delivering bunches. When we are picking large wholesale quantities collecting into a trailer attached to a small tractor, I always have my trusty basket to take the flowers to the tractor.
Boronia Heterophylla, Leucadendron Lemon Spice, Grampians Thryptomene, Berzelia Button Bush
Every now and again, I look down at the basket and admire its contents. Then, I'll whip out the iphone and snap off a photo.
Isopogon Formosa Pink Cone Flower, Red Gem Leucadendron, Berzelia Button Bush
I have quite a collection of these basket photos now, and have decided to start a regular (or irregular!) post on the blog called "What's in the Basket?" This will be the first of many so you get a kind of overview - a Year in a Basket!
Leucadendrons Maui Sunset, Safari Sunset, Inca Gold, Tall Red, Safari Gold Strike and Protea Neriifolia
The basket is quite large but sometimes it gets overloaded - the flowers in the photo above make it look so small!
Grampians Thryptomene, Richea Dracophylla, Berzelia Button Bush, Telopea Speciosissima Waratah
Retail bunches ready for delivery to a local shop.
I'm looking forward to sharing what's in my basket. I hope you enjoy taking a peek!