Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fabulous Plant Sale

Saturday morning before work I went to the Leach Botanical Garden Sale at Floyd Light Middle School. As always there are great plants to see and purchase. First tables to hit are the Leach Garden, many of the plants are from the garden itself that volunteers have potted up for the sale. Picked up a nice 5" pot of 6 yellow Trout Lilies (Erythronium americanum) at an awesome price of $4.00. Next table was Humble Roots Nursery located in Mosier, owned and operated by Andrew and Kristen, they specialize in drought tolerant native plants of the Columbia River Gorge and Pacific Northwest. I have purchased from them over the years and a nursery worth the time to see what sales they will be at. From them I purchased a one gallon Golden Current (Ribes aureum), it will have beautiful yellow flowers which turn to delightful berries, reaching a height of 6 to 8' and about 5 to 6' width. Looking forward to this shrub growing and producing fruit. Next I hit Sebright Gardens for Hostas.........the plant I have the most variates of at Beech Street Gardens than any other plant species. I purchased two one gallon plants of Earth Angel and White Ray. Somewhere along the sale I picked up an Agave Americana v. marginata and a little 3" pot of Allium oreophilum. That was it since I only had about 40 minutes to shop, but well worth the time to go.

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