Thinking that there were already too many plants waiting in my pot ghetto to squeeze into my already crowded garden, I was tempted to skip this sale but Alison and I had made plans for the rest of the day so I went. Somehow the car got filled with plants by the end of the day but that's another story. There are obviously a lot of other plant crazed folks around as I got to the sale before the opening time and there was already a crowd of eager shoppers there.
This cool gold-colored succulent is not a sempervivum according to the grower but as the tag only says 'Gold Bug' I don't remember what it is but a couple of them came home with me.
Hardy orchids in bloom are always a hit at these sales.
There was a lot of plant tag reading going on!
A lovely peony from Far Reaches garnered a lot of attention.
Judith Jones (Fancy Fronds Nursery) was told not to keep so much cash in her change box. This was bound to happen sooner or later. She was last heard saying "Do whatever you will with me but protect the ferns!"
Rheum tibeticum's big beautiful rounded leaves caught my eye!
Many varieties of Arisaemas were available.
More milling about.
Impatiens omeana 'Ice Storm' has cool foliage!
Teddy, who I've visited with at a couple of plant sales, is with the folks from Keeping it Green Nursery. He's a very friendly and sweet boy who looks very much like one of my kids! I tried to talk them into letting him come home with me but they're pretty attached to him.
Begonia aff. palmata collected in 2013 in Myanmar. Untested here, it may or may not be hardy.
"Exceedingly hardy" Begonia pedatifida.
Begonia aff. Sizemorea from Vietnam. Also of unknown hardiness but this furry fellow can have a place in the greenhouse for the winter.
Wow, it's brown and looks dead. Gotta have it!