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.