Sunday, April 25, 2010

... plant sale season

florabundance 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.)

florabundance 2010

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.

florabundance 2010

like this super duper awesome, weirdly atypical rhododendron. (yeah, we bought it.)

florabundance 2010

florabundance 2010

or some crazy flowers.

but also some old friends.

florabundance 2010

like saxifrage, with its tiny flowers that look like someone painted with a toothpick and a magnifying glass.

florabundance 2010

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.

sand point

sand point

and, of course, since florabundance was held at sand point, we spent some time wandering the p-patch and admiring their gorgeous native hedgerow.

sand point

i loved finding this bee hard at work on this peony. go, bee, go!

good picnic spot

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!

3 comments:

  1. I love spring, with all the plants beginning to unfurl and show off a bit! Love your sunny pictures.

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  2. Hey, I thought that hanger looked familiar! You must be in my neck of the woods! I love looking at all the native plants...hooray for spring!

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  3. yay, i love it when others love plants as much as i do!

    somethingcheeky: hi neighbor! i am loving your blog. such gorgeous photos. if you haven't already, you should join the seattle modern quilt guild. we've been having a lot of fun at the meetups so far. it's fun knowing such talented and interesting women! http://seattlemodernquiltingguild.ning.com/

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