|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:
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.
|ok here goes.. |
tomato mortgage lifter
columbine black barlow
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?
|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.|
|did anyone go on sunday--how was the selection? I don't have my list handy but I spent well over two hundred...|
|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!
I only spent about $90 in total. Next year may be worse, as I'll be needing some shrubs and small trees.
|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." |
Amaranth ‘Hot Biscuits’
Michigan Lily & Wood Lily
Sunday 1/2 price sale:
De Groots Spire
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.
|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.|
|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!
|I saved for this year! Got everything in one day: Friday. Spent th rest of the weekend planting... |
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