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Friends School Sale - List your loot!

Posted by meeperx z4/5 Mpls (My Page) on
Sun, May 13, 07 at 16:51

What did everyone get? Were you happy with the selection.?

I went Friday just to scope things out and again on Sunday for the 1/2 price sale.

Here's what I bought:

2 Degroot Spire Arborvitae
2 Chamaecyparis 'Heather Bun'

2 Ornamental Pepper (Capsicum annuum ‘Black Pearl’)
3 4-pack Ornamental Cabbage (Nagoya Mix and Peacock Red)
1 6-pack Nicotiana langsdorfii (Chartruese Flowers)
1 6-pack Amaranth 'Dreadlocks'
1 Gaura 'Corrie’s Gold'
1 Gaura 'Siskiyou Pink'

1 Golden Marguerite
2 Wine Cups
1 Bachelor’s Buttons 'Gold Bullion'
1 10-pack Liatris Bulbs

I thought the selection was pretty good overall. The organizers should think about carrying more natives-since they are so popular and almost always sell out.

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RE: Friends School Sale - List your loot!

ok here goes..


nicotiana mutabilis
nicotiana elata
nicotiana daylight sensation
nigella red jewel
nigella hispanica
licorice plant golden
poppy ladybird
verbena bonariensis


thai basil
french tarragon
lavender munstead
lavender french


tomato mortgage lifter
tomato omar's lebanese


columbine black barlow
columbine nora barlow
columbine limesorbet
delphinium pagan purples
hollyhock the watchman
scabiosa pink (something..)
scabiosa chat noir (i was really excited about this one
says it's a perennial but looks just like the annual scabiosas
i've grown from seed in the past..not like other perennial scabiosa..)



himalayan blue poppies (we'll see i guess)

crop failures..

persistent bluebells
grapevine valiant

anyone know about that scabiosa? I'll be surprised if it's really perennial tho that's how they listed it..

again, I tried to figure out who any of you might be while standing in the line friday..we were probably about 100 people back..was that an extra long line compared to other years?

RE: Friends School Sale - List your loot!

I can't believe it, I didn't go. We went to our cabin to open it instead. That was fun and I did manage to get to a local nursery to pick up a few goodies.

RE: Friends School Sale - List your loot!

did anyone go on sunday--how was the selection? I don't have my list handy but I spent well over two hundred...

RE: Friends School Sale - List your loot!

I went on Friday at about 12:30, and stopped by again on Sunday at 1. The selection wasn't great on Sunday - I just wandered around and picked up things that looked interesting to me. On Friday, everyone was lined up to get in, while on Sunday, everyone was lined up to get out.

I got almost everything I wanted on Friday. I think some intrepid volunteer must have cleaned out the Wherry's foamflower on Thursday night, as it was gone by 1:00 on Friday!

A sampling...

Astilbe, Bressingham Beauty Pink and Sprite
Big Foot Cranesbill, Walter Ingwersen
Hostas, Tick Tock and Paradise Expectations

Tomatoes, Cherokee Purple, Costoluto Genovese, Principe Borghese
Peppers, Lady Bell, fish pepper, jalapenos
Broccoli Romanesco
Egyptian walking onions
various herbs of no great originality

I only spent about $90 in total. Next year may be worse, as I'll be needing some shrubs and small trees.

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OK, you asked for it! Just remember that my garden is only four years old and still expanding and that I need a lot of annuals in order to get enough orange and "black."

Thursday pre-sale:

Amaranth ‘Hot Biscuits’
Centaurea cyanus ‘Midnight’
Begonia ‘Bonfire’
Rudbeckia ‘Chocolate Orange’
Asclepias curassavica both red and gold
Calendula ‘Indian Prince’
Canna ‘Black Knight’ ‘Orange Beauty’ ‘Red King Humbert’ & ‘Rosemond Cole’
Cosmos ‘Solar Flare’
Chocolate Cosmos
Coreopsis ‘Mahogany Midget’
Dahlia ‘Happy Date’
Carex ‘Cappuccino’ & ‘Toffee Twist’
Millet ‘Jester’
Bronze Fennel
Geranium Tricolor
Hibiscus ‘Maple Sugar’
Ivy ‘Pedata’
Nigella hispanica
Tithonia ‘Torch’
Calibrachoa ‘Crackling Fire’
Nasturtiums all of them
Nemesia ‘Angelart Orange’ (wish I’d bought more)
Marigold ‘Mr. Majestic’ & ‘Tangerine Gem’
Nipple Fruit
Ornamental Peppers ‘Black Pearl’ & ‘Midnight’
California Poppies
Ladybird Poppies
Alternanthera ‘Purple Knight’
Burgundy Dracaena
Euphorbia cotinifolia
Ipomopsis rubra
Verbena bonariensis
Zinnia ‘Profusion Fire’

Michigan Lily & Wood Lily
Amethyst Fescue & Hakonechloa ‘Aureola’
Lily ‘Matrix’
Crocosmias all of them
Mina lobata
Siberian Dutchman’s Pipe
Honeysuckles ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ & ‘Mandarin’
Morning Glory ‘Sunspot’
various tomatoes & herbs

Geum ‘Cooky’
Aquilegia ‘Leprechaun Gold’ & ‘Black Barlow’ & ‘Little Lantern’
Heuchera ‘Caramel’
Corydalis lutea
Bloody Dock
Brunnera ‘Hadspen Cream’
Maidenhair ferns
Asclepias ‘Gay Butterflies’ (always buy, trying to get the red)
Digitalis parviflora & obscura
Hellebore ‘Optimism’
Baptisia ‘Twilite Prairie Blues’
Iris ‘Black Gamecock’
Geranium ‘Dark Reiter’
Hollyhock ‘Watchman’
Scabiosa ‘Chat Noir’
Icelandic Poppies
Purple Prairie Clover ‘Stephanie’
Kniphofia ‘Flamenco’
variegated Solomon’s Seal
Euphorbia ‘Bonfire’
Dianthus ‘Black Adder’
various Sedums
Ipomopsis aggregata
Turkscap Lily
Lavender ‘Otto Quast’ & ‘Passione’

Sunday 1/2 price sale:

De Groots Spire
Thalictrum ‘Black Stocking’
Trollius ‘ Orange Princess’
Yellow Horned Poppy
more of several things I already bought on Thursday

There wasn't much left on Sunday because there were so many customers on Friday & Saturday -- one organizer estimated it was twice last year's turnout. I was up towards the front of the line & I was shocked to see all the empty tables, but glad for the Friends School which doesn't make money on the Sunday sale.

RE: Friends School Sale - List your loot!

i noticed the Chat Noir on your list too..I've tried looking it up and all sources I've found say zone 7. I wonder why they say it's perennial? Is it different somehow?..very curious because this is one of my favorite flowers.

RE: Friends School Sale - List your loot!

I was excited to get three little blue beeches, a acer truncatum and a seedling from acer palmatum 'bloodgood'. Also a yellow flowered weigela. Normally I don't really like weigela but the color was so soft and nice and it's a different species (subsessilis not florida) I thought I'd give it a try.

I also got a lots of perennials and annuals -- I barely can remember them all!


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  • Posted by mcali Zone 4 (My Page) on
    Wed, May 16, 07 at 18:09

I saved for this year! Got everything in one day: Friday. Spent th rest of the weekend planting...

Azalea, ‘Tri-Lights’
Panicled Hydrangea, ‘Lime Light’
Black Elderberry, ‘Black Lace’
Dappled Willow, ‘Hakuro Nishiki’
Snowball Bush ‘Roseum’

Ornamental Grasses:
Feather Reed Grass ‘Avalanche
aiden Grass ‘Flame Grass’
Sedge, ‘Ice Dance’

Clematis Niobe

Brussels Sprouts ‘Falstaff Red’
Broccoli ‘Violet Queen’
Summer Squash ’Sunb
Tomato ‘Valencia’
Tomato ‘Brandywine’
Onion ‘White Sweet Spanish’
Leeks ‘Rikor’

Basil ‘Red Rubin’
Basil ’African Blue’
Parsley, Italian
Rosemary ‘Spice Island’

Bee Balm ‘Prairie Night’
Black Eyed Susan ‘Goldsturm’
Giant Blazing Star ’Eureka’
Coneflower ‘Big Sky Sunset’
Coneflower ‘Harvest Moon’
Coreopsis ‘Early Sunrise’
Daylily ‘Crimson Pirate’
Daylily ‘Red Volunteer’
Gas Plant
Sage ‘Plumosa’
Hosta ‘Francee’
Blue Indigo
Jupiter’s Beard
Whorled Loosestrife ‘Alexander’

‘Pink Perfection’
‘Casa Blanca’

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