Sunday, April 25, 2010
oh, plant sale season.
(i apologize to anyone who comes here specifically for the quilting, but since my sewing machine was on the fritz this week--though it miraculously revived this afternoon--i have very little to report on the quilting front.)
but bring on the plants!
florabundance, the arboretum foundation's spring plant sale, is quite delightful. what i love is that it's filled with all sorts of plants i haven't seen. or at least, ones i don't encounter on regular trips to swanson's.
like this super duper awesome, weirdly atypical rhododendron. (yeah, we bought it.)
or some crazy flowers.
but also some old friends.
like saxifrage, with its tiny flowers that look like someone painted with a toothpick and a magnifying glass.
or hostas. which are great but c can no longer buy, since we have one bed entirely dominated by every type of hosta known to man.
and, of course, since florabundance was held at sand point, we spent some time wandering the p-patch and admiring their gorgeous native hedgerow.
i loved finding this bee hard at work on this peony. go, bee, go!
and then, we wrapped up the afternoon with a little picnic in our favorite spot at the center for urban horticulture, amongst the salal, serviceberry and vine maples.
yay for spring!