Lately, market staff have noticed an increase in customers from Buena Vista and other Marion County towns. As the area was the boyhood home of Perry Wellness Center founder Stuart Perry, he is always delighted to discover hometown visitors to Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.
Tiffany Christopher, an avid gardener from Tazewell, visited the market recently to select spring and summer garden additions. She admitted she still learning and said, “I hope I can plant these plants and keep them living. My husband, Kenneth, is sometimes unhappy with my hobby with plants. But this spread of snowball plants will get anyone’s attention. I had to have one to add to my other plants.”
In the photo above, Tiffany Christopher selects the fullest snowball plant from the large selection in the gardens of Perry Wellness Center.