Friday, May 1, 2009

Getting Ready for Our Plant Sale

Yesterday and today I am in the Learning Garden getting ready for our sale this weekend. We get a lot of donations from folks in the community, so the selection is always varied. In past years I obsessed about whether we had enough plants. Every year, it works out. So I am not getting too worked up this year....am I getting wiser as I get older?!?!
After things were set up yesterday I walked around the garden with the camera. The Rhododendrons are starting to pop like popcorn. Each one is a new favorite as I walk through the Rhododendron section........




From the Rhodie section I went past our trellises that have lots of blooms.




The Chionanthus virginicus is in bloom for the sale...always a bonus!


And one of the Amsonia...


The various Aquilegia are also showing off-


Azaleas are also putting on a great show at this time... Beautiful settings...full of color.


One of my favorite azaleas is Rhododendron 'White Rosebud' ('Kehr's White rosebud')



I finished my walk through the Shade Garden... love the combination of foliage contrasts. Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate' Spider wort and Polygontum odoratum 'Variegatum' Solomon's Seal.



HAPPY MAY!!!!

18 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Good luck with the sale.

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  2. Hi Janet, happy Mayday to you as well! The gardens look wonderful, all those vines blooming at once must be a fantastic show. That first rhodie is marvelous! Good luck with your sale. :-)
    Frances

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  3. I really love that rosebud rhodie. So pretty! Anything that is not a rose, but looks like one is good to me! good luck on the sale.

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  4. The rhodies are great!!! You have a lot of good plants to sale....wish I could join in on the fun! Goodluck and have a great weekend

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  5. K & V-- thanks! It is always nice to have people come into the garden, love showing it off.
    Frances- Happy May Day! The garden really puts on a show this time of year. The first Rhodie is 'New Ensign' one of my favorites...til I see the next. ;-)
    Tina- Isn't that rosebud gorgeous?
    DirtPrincess- We do have lots for sale, looking for a great turnout from the comminuty. You have a great weekend as well.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful; I do love rhododendrons. Such delicately pretty, but hardy, blooms. Happy May Day to you, as well.

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  7. Janet what gorgeous blooms. I love Rhoddy's and that white rosebud one is just gorgeous. Wow!

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  8. I hope you make lots of coin for the garden. If you are still in the area for next year's sale, let me know if you need anything else to sell. I can usually come up with a couple of donations.

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  9. Nancy, thanks. I am really enjoying these Rhodies this spring. We have a new person who has revitalized the Rhodie section...with great success.
    Lona, Isn't that white rosebud great?
    Phillip- Thanks!
    Les, thanks, I hope we do well also. Be careful what you offer :-D I will still be here through July. Wonderful offer. thanks.

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  10. What a beautiful display just in time for the plant sale! I'll see you tomorrow. :)

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  11. Hey Janet,

    Beautiful stuff!! Where is the sale?

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  12. Racquel- Looking forward to it.
    Alan- sent you an email. Be fun if you could make it.

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  13. Beautiful. I would come home with everything!

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  14. Janet, your gardens are lovley! The second rhodie is gorgeous! As are they all of course. :) Good luck with your plant sale-wish I could come. Have fun meeting Racquel.

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  15. Janet...Just gorgeous rhodies and Chionanthus! I could sit on the wooden bench for hours looking at the flowers and day dreaming...I probably would be pulling weeds if I saw any to tell the truth! Good luck with the sale. gail

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  16. Ginger, thanks, it was hard not to buy stuff! We had lots of nice plants.
    Beckie, thanks, I did some checking, the first Rhodie is 'Blue Ensign' and the second one is 'Solidarity', can't find the name of the third one.
    It was really fun meeting Racquel. I was really tickled she and her husband came to the Learning Garden.
    Gail, I am a big fan of the Chionanthus. It really puts on a great show in the spring. We are a compulsive lot when it comes to seeing weeds aren't we! ;-)
    The sale went very well! Thanks for all the well wishes from each and every one of you!

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  17. A lovely selection of plants and an excellent post,

    Thanks!

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