Monday, October 26, 2009

Plant sale



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!
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6 comments:

janie said...

I am jealous of the Kafir lily! I have one, cannot wait for it to multiply! It sounds like you all had a good time!

Carol said...

Enjoy them all Yvonne! Have fun planting... may you have lots of rain to help them get established. Carol

maria cecilia said...

Hello Ivonne, I believe you are so happy with those new plants, enjoy them and keep us informed how they go in your garden!!
Cariños
María Cecilia

Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel said...

I am simply jealous... in general!
But, also at the thought of a Med. Plant Society plant sale. Ciao, Bella!

Sue Swift said...

Oh, I wish I was closer so I could join ...

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

I always have a difficult time restraining myself at a plant sale...or any garden center/nursery that I've ever gone to! What new specimens did you get--that you didn't already have?