… dotted by Bekki
“You know it is spring when the Lambert’s tent goes up.”
The year was 2004, and we were enjoying our first spring in Dorchester. Back then I was a regular at the Victory Road dog park, where the beauties and the beasts were all soaking up some welcomed warmth. Taylor, the owner of two Jack Russell Terriers, turned his gaze across the expressway and declared that the changing of the seasons could be marked by Lambert’s Rainbow Fruit. Traditionally, the market would set up a tent in the parking lot to house their extensive spring flower supply.
Recently Lambert’s has erected a permanent structure, so you have to look a little closer to discover if spring has sprung. Regardless, I still think of Taylor every time the jewel-toned foliage starts showing up in my rear-view mirror on Morrissey Boulevard.
I made a beeline for Lambert’s this Saturday; my version of spring cleaning is to put away the boots and buy flowers. While hibernating this winter, I had forgotten about their absolutely amazing service. Friendly, knowledgeable and a true desire to send you home with a great product is clearly the Lambert’s mission.
Although I wanted to buy the whole farm, I finally settled on some hyacinth. When an establishment offers you three of these beautiful plants for $20, they are making you an offer you can’t refuse. A really nice young man helped me find these three beauties. Once I discovered that trying to juggle three hyacinth plants was bound to turn slapstick, he found me a cart and a shallow cardboard box, “I just watered them” he said, “I don’t want your car to get wet.”
The next time you visit Lambert’s Rainbow Fruit, don’t forget to read the sign at the door. “When you enter here you are family.” It is clearly a motto that they has blossomed into something beautiful.
Happy Spring my friends!
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