even though fall is probably my favorite season, i do truly love when spring arrives because that means that it's plant sale season. this weekend brought two sales: the seattle tilth edible plant sale and the king county master gardener annual plant sale.
we've gone to the seattle tilth edible plant sale for the last few years, but this year we elected to pay $25 to forgo the crowds on saturday and sunday and go to the hour-long friday night pre-sale, limited to only one hundred people. it was worth every cent to have some extra room to wander around and take pictures and ponder plant choices.
our lovely neighbors jenn and george got the tickets and we made a date of it. we were lucky in that it was a beautiful seattle day, and from seven until eight we browsed the rows and rows of plants while the sun set over the park.
jenn likes jumping into picures.
we left with a couple of flats of goodness holding several tomato plants, salad greens, quite a few strawberries, zucchini, pac choi, basil, cilantro and dill. yum!
after the sale we went to pair for dinner, of which i have zero pictures because i was too happy with the wine and food to think of such things. even though chris thinks we overate (and i don't disagree) i still had a great time and will go back soon.
this afternoon we moseyed down to one of my favorite places in seattle, the center for urban horticulture, for the king county master gardener plant sale. there were lots of lovely plants, but we didn't buy any.
instead we found these sweet little butterfly stakes (from these nice folks) to put in our sunny front bed that already has a lot of butterfly-attracting plants. perhaps these will help the cause even more?
and then we just wandered around the center for urban horticulture, enjoying the scenery and the plants and the sun.