Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Plant Sales!

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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.

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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!

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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 :-)

19 comments:

  1. Wish I could go! You don't see so many fall sales here, maybe because the winter is harsher.

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  2. Funny how the will to plant returns just in time

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  3. You have had a hot one and I am sure autumn is much anticipated. Today in Houston is almost bearable. Here it is more the humidity than the temperature. I wish I could go to the lecture on "Weird & Wonderful Plants" how fun!

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  4. Oh tell me about it! I just received a pack from England with my new Eryngium bourgatii 'Oxford Blue' plants. And sales have started around here too!

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  5. A nice perk of autumn...sales! Happy shopping!

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  6. Hooray for fall plant sales! The lecture at the HSPO plant sale sounds like a lot of fun.

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  7. Sissinghurst Castle GardenSeptember 12, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    Yes, I love plants fairs too but there is always so much temptation! I'm going to the Great Dixter Plant Fair here in the UK which is at the beginning of October. Some really great nurseries attend including some from the continent too. You might like to read the post by John Grimshaw about his trip to an Italian plant fair in Lucca. You can find it at johngrimshawsgardendiary.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I hope you find all sorts of treasures! Good luck.
    I am going to a sale near here on Sept. 23rd. It is actually an exchange and I am potting up my contributions this afternoon.
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  9. The autumn is a very beautiful season.
    Grasses, asters, echinacea are attractive in the massifs.
    Colors which give heat of her(it).
    Good day.

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  10. .I am so very over summer..... The lovely sales are so far away from me.

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  11. Julie @ Wife, Mother, GardenerOctober 16, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Looks like fun, Scott! I thought you would like to read my little 'shout out' to Rhone Street Gardens! http://wifemothergardener.blogspot.com/2014/10/havenwood-gbbd-october-2014.html

    Thanks for making such beauty in your gardens & for sharing it. It really has encouraged me to try a whole section of plants that I would otherwise not know at all.

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  12. How is your garden going along? I miss your blogposts, they are an inspiration, love your blog and your garden!

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  13. That top picture with the backlighting is jawdroppingly awesome! It captures the look and feel of "the golden hour" perfectly!

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  15. Hi Scott, you and I communicated a bunch before the Fling and I was too late to be able to go, however, since I am in Portland, I thought you might appreciate my post on the Portland Japanese Garden, which many folks just loved: http://www.life-change-compost.com/portlands-japanese-garden/ I've just subscribed to your blog (at least I hope I did) and maybe next year, I'll be in line sooner! Hope we meet someday at a garden event. I blog regularly about gardens, also about life, change @....wait for it....compost! Susan

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  16. Great photos, some beautiful plants and interesting gardens in your neighbourhood. Boots, your cat is very cute, so nice that he likes to accompany you on your walks.

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  17. Such beautiful images Scott, the Clematis does look amazing in this lovely morning light.

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  19. Thank you for the fun, beautiful walk. The Magnolia tree has a seed pod on it. Again, thanks for the walk in Portland, my first visit!

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