Yesterday we visited our second plant sale of the season, the Arboretum’s Early Bloomers sale. Members donate starts from their own garden and the proceeds go to support the Arboretum. But first – check this out. Not raining Friday night, yet this appeared over our house.
Anyhoo. We picked up The Lovely Miss Z to whisk her away to the sale. This sale is the mellowest of any we go to, which is kinda refreshing.
They also have smaller starts down in the green house. I was tempted by this one, just for the name. But I restrained myself. Barely.
We came home with some good stuff: Yellow Lady Bank’s Rose (a fragrant climber for the deck post), sweet box, a yellow lily, an interesting Nepal Willow, “Pleasant White” azalea, a white forsythia, and a satuki azalea. And in news on the home front, my peas have sprouted! The beasts did not eat them all!
Elsewhere around the yard –
And in the “best save” department, a red contorted filbert that I bought *ahem* last year and never planted is evidently still alive. We shall see.
Next up in the sale arena – the NW Perennial Alliance sale next Sunday. It was really excellent last year. I need to get a wagon for this one!
3 responses to “early bloomers”
That was a great plant sale, and mellow indeed. No elbowing out to get to the beauties. I had a blast with you guys!
Super nice walk through the Arboretum also. Hopefully I will have better luck with my plant from this years sale. Something about watering it I think…
We need the good plant fairy to come to North Seattle and sprinkle living dust on all of it. My yard is a veritable grave yard of expensive dead plants.