Wednesday, September 10, 2014
For those of us who are OVER summer this year, we are just counting the days until cooler weather (and rain) return. To help kick-start my favorite season, luckily, there are a few wonderful plant sales that I simply HAVE to alert you all to.
The first up, this weekend (Sept. 13), is the Salem Hardy Plant Society's annual Fall Plant Sale. It's a short drive out to the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, OR. Heather and I went last year and were really impressed by the quality of the vendors...so many great nurseries with some amazing plants! It's where Heather met her new conifer love, Pinus strobus 'Louie'. I'm hoping to scope out the grasses at this time of year...and if last year's selection was any indication, I'll not be coming home empty-handed!
The following weekend, (Sept. 20) is the HPSO's fall plant sale, PlantFest, which is held out at PCC's Rock Creek Campus. The plant sale is from 11-3, but there is also a lecutre, given by Gary Lewis of Phoenix Perennials entitled "Weird & Wonderful Plants." The lecture starts at 9am and ends at 10...those who go to the lecture get a whole hour to shop before the sales areas open to the general public!
I hope to see you at the sales...I know I'll be there :-)