Yep, that time of year again, the current view out my window of torrential rain notwithstanding. Here’s the Spring 2012 Plant Sale Roundup.
This is a smaller sale in the Arboretum with lots of interesting things. Recommended.
For those of you who are actually ready to put things in the ground and don’t plan to spend the day eating corned beef and drinking green beer, check this out. The later sale is May 5 & 6, if you aren’t quite ready.
Lots of selection and unusual things here. I like. Not usually any edibles.
April 28 & 29
This one benefits the Arboretum, always a good cause. In years past, it’s been held in a hangar at Magnuson Park. This year it will be at the Visitors’ Center in the Arboretum. Hmm. I’ve been to the Early Bloomers sale there, which seems to attract a much smaller crowd, and it’s kind of a madhouse for parking. Be warned.
May 5 & 6
Yep, the king daddy. This will be the 3rd year Carolyn and I (and now The Geek) have gone to the Preview Party they hold on Friday night (Assuming that is how she chooses to celebrate her birthday) – wine! appetizers! no crowds! best selection! Highly recommend. Tickets required for the Preview Party – usually through Brown Paper tickets online. Costs about $35 and worth every penny.
NOW. To be honest, I’m not sure how many plants I will be buying. The front yard is chock a block with things I bought last year and just stuck in the ground. The back yard is STILL a mess and a project in the making. We still haven’t put our shiny new conifers in the ground. I meant to go to Swanson’s sale and get a cherry espalier for against the back wall but I didn’t make it.
Pfft. Who am I kidding. I’ve got two beds and trough to fill at least!