We have discovered a little market stall in a back street here. There are always bunches of parsley, today two varieties, and coriander when in season and almost always bunches of proteas and/or leucodendron. Today I scored!
All this for $6.00! The bunch of parsley, $2. The flowers $4!
Proteas, from South Africa originally but do very well in our Australian conditions, as do the leucodendron varieties in the following photos. The only thing missing from them is a scent...I do love to have delicious scents around me!
The above are leucodendron, a South African shrub from the proteaceae family. So pretty and the bonus is they last for ages in a vase. The lime green variety adds that lovely colour to a garden and then there the pink ones above. I had always thought the lime green was my favourite but the pinky red wins hands down today!
Lately I've been keeping the parsley at the back of the sink in a vase and we just snip/pull bits off as are needed. Almost as good as having your own parsley growing at your back door! Two dollars a bunch !!