Friday, May 9, 2014

The Sale Beginneth

The Members Only pre-sale for the Spring Plant Sale opened today with plenty of traffic.  We sold quite a few new RBG memberships which is always nice. It was also the first day of the Tree Sale.  Both sales will continue tomorrow at the Horticulture Center from 9 am until 4 pm.  Above are just some of the wonderful herbs we have available for the sale.  Below are the "tomato tents" with a wide range of heirloom and hybrid selections.  We also have a wide range of peppers, hot peppers, kale, Swiss chard, perennials, small trees, shrubs, etc.  There are still a lot of plants available for the weekend including the ever popular bagged mushroom compost. 
We had over 60 volunteers helping just today with the collective Spring Plant Sale and Tree Sale. It was a great day and the early showers diminished and the sunshine came out with some moderate winds.  Dr. Gredler was in for mowing and Kay went out in the gardens for some weeding and tidying.  Cindy, Pat and Terry worked on various projects including involvement with the sales. Janice did a great job keeping everything organized and below are some images from today and some recent flower images from yesterday morning. 
some of the thousands of trees at the tree sale (6 types)
'Betty Blake' sand phlox (Phlox bifida)
'Silver Shimmers' lungwort (Pulmonaria)
'Heigham Red' hens & chicks (Sempervivum)
upright wild ginger (Saruma henryi)
'Shockwave' variegated garden phlox (Phlox paniculata)
'Mars' barrenwort (Epimedium sempervirens 'Mars')
double pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris - unknown variety)

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