I would not have gone plant shopping, except that today was the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Annual Fall Plant sale. It’s become a tradition for me.
And it was the members-only sale, so we were guaranteed some great stuff by getting first crack at it. It opens to the public this weekend.
I was there @ 1:00 when it opened, wagon and gardening friend in tow.
(And wearing a jacket, too — at 55 and wet and windy, it really finally felt like Fall here today.)
The weather and the crowd helped encourage us to be quick about our decisions, too.
Doesn’t this look like a great collection of goodies?
Let’s see, there’s:
- Silver Ponyfoot
- Bushy Purple Skullcap
- Missouri Violet
- Manfreda sileri
- Bue Pitcher Sage
- Purple Coneflower
- Gulf Coast Muhly Grass
- Liatris – Blazing Star
- Nolina texana
There are several reasons I love to go to their sales, mostly because I can find unusual plants, and because I can buy them as starters in little 4-inch pots that the nurseries don’t always carry in these varieties. I don’t spend as much, and the plants have all winter to get established. AND, it’s so much easier to dig little-bitty holes, isn’t it?
Then I came home and had hot chocolate and homemade cookies with my girl.
It was a good day.