Monday, October 26, 2009
The Med Garden Soc held their annual plant sale this weekend - it used to be in May when the weather was nicer so a sure bet for a good social event, but for optimum planting the autumn date is more suitable. Some of us find it a challenge to keep little plantlets alive through the heat of summer but we try our best.
Around 50 of us descended on Gary Gardenhire's house and magical garden in the hills above Spoleto (more on this later). It was 'dog eat dog' to get the best specimens but everyone came away with more that they had expected and usually with plants they did not already know. I tried to restrict myself and 'only' bought a Miscanthus zebrinus, 2 sisynchrysum, an Eryngium and a Kafir lily ... should I have got those Stipa barbata as well? Too late!