Behind Tesco Lotus on the Super Highway number 11 there is a huge nursery area with street after street of plant shops and associated products. Gaun and I headed there today because I wanted to revisit a cafe for the second time that is beautifully situated right in the middle of the nurseries, blog story HERE, and also take some photos for this post.
I knew we wouldn’t get away without buying a plant or three as Gaun and I can’t resist the temptation of so much for so little. It was a Sunday and most of Chiang Mai seemed to have turned up to shop for plants. The same as visiting Rodneys or Bunnings on a weekend in Canberra. We are trying to be good in NOT buying plants because they will all have to be transported to Isaan when we move there in November but……..
It’s not all about the flowers of course. There are lots of accessories for the garden available here some of which are maybe more tasteful than others.
Every time we have come here there are reminders that this is a commercial area catering to the professional gardening people as well as casual shoppers like us.
There is an Isaan song I love that starts off with words that sound like Pucka Yeng and the photo below is off Pucka Yeng, which is a plant. Gaun tells me that it is very tasty with snails! Isaan songs are either about love lost or something relating to food. This particular song goes on to say how happy the farmers are when the rains arrive because there will be plenty of frogs to catch. Not a topic that will hit Triple J anytime soon I’m thinking. You can listen to this song in two different versions HERE
We called into a pharmacy yesterday to get something for me for a cough that won’t go away and they were selling a green drink in a bottle and sitting on ice from the front counter. Gaun bought one and it was quite tasty. The photo below is of the plant that makes this drink. It is boiled up, blended with sugar and water added. How much more informative Thailand is with a Thai partner.
No nursery would be complete here without an area offering orchids:
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