Sunday, May 11, 2008

Running of the Brides Gardeners

We hit a couple of more plant sales including the South St. Paul Garden Club, Eagan Garden Club and 5th Annual Dakota County Master Gardener Let's Get Planting Plant Sale. South St. Paul had the best deals, but the plants were not labeled well. I managed to pick up the following:

NOTE: It turns out Japanese hops is an invasive weed- strike one for the plant sales. Maybe it was mislabeled. I am going to pot it up and keep an eye on it and if it turns out to be bad destroy it.

The Eagan Garden Club had a variety of perennials of which I obtained:

  • Osmundastrum cinnamomeum (Cinnamon Fern)
  • Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anenome)
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red'
  • Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)
  • Pulmonaria Augustifolia (lungwort)
  • Pulmonaria Pink (lungwort)

The Dakota County Master Gardener was a frenzy of people grabbing plants. The gardening version of
the Running of the Brides. In the chaos, I managed to grab:

  • cedar tree
  • Siberian iris
  • Phlox Shortwood
  • Obedient Plant

Important Lessons Learned:

  • Don't buy it if you don't know what it is (even if it is only a buck)
  • Do bring a wagon. Gallon plants get heavy fast!
  • Do get there at the start of the sale.

On a side note, I am going to use this planter for my herbs and keep it on the deck outside of the kitchen. So far I have rosemary, oregano, and lemon balm, all from the plant sales.

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