Plant Sales!

June 6, 2007

This past weekend was the Fletcher Wildlife Garden plant sale and the Carlington Community Yard and Plant sale.

I hit the Carlington plant sale first as it opened sooner than the Fletcher one. I knew there was a family friend who lived in the area but I didn’t know where. Wouldn’t you know that her house was the first place I stop while aimlessly driving by! Of course, I was drawn by all her wonderful plants:

I picked up a Rudbeckia (black-eyed Susan), pink Aster and some low-lying sedum. I toured around and picked up some Echinacea, Coreopsis, and, Double-black Columbine. Here they all are:


Back row from left to right: Coreopsis, Echinacea, Aster.
Front row from left to right: Low-lying sedum, Rudbeckia and Double-black Columbine

I made my way over to the Fletcher Wildlife Garden and had a look. There were lots of native plants for sale:

I bought a Clematis tangutica which flowers red. I was pretty excited to see the Old Field Garden and Wildlife Nursery at the sale.

They had a lot of different varieties of native plants. I picked up a Jack in the Pulpit:

On my way home I stopped by the North Gower Farmer’s Market:

I bought three packets of seeds for indoor plants: Tamarind (from Guatemala), Orange Tree and Date Palms (both from Portugal). The date palms and the tamarind seeds are both 1.5 cm long! I have no idea what these plants will look like and I think I’ll have fun trying to germinate and grow them.

It was a pretty busy Saturday.

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3 Responses to “Plant Sales!”

  1. Peter Vallely Says:

    Hello,
    May I ask your advice? We have a good few Jack-in-the-Pulpit plants in our garden and were thinking of selling some this year, if possible.
    May I ask what you paid for the plant?
    We are in the Boston area.

    All the best, Peter

    • Mary Vallely La Fever Says:

      Hello Peter…I realize this is a couple years later than your post. I am wondering whether I can pay you for a copy of whatever you have found in your research on the Vallely family name. ~ Please pardon my intrusion if you are not researching, but I think I may have seen your name on another site, and believe I am a descendent of Peter Vallely of Ottowa b. 1799 …..any info? Thanks, if so.

  2. Kathy Says:

    Hi Peter!

    Lucky you! I paid $8.00 CDN for each of my Jack in the Pulpit plants. I bought two and only one survived the multiple relocations I forced on it. Thankfully the surviving plant produced some seeds that I was able to save. I wonder how successful I’ll be in the spring with starting a new plant.

    Good luck!


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