This morning was our local native plant sale. Last year I described it as the Filene's Basement wedding dress sale of the native plant world ... Last year we arrived 10 minutes after it opened and it was almost devoid of plants. This year we were early and prepared.
It opens at 830 a.m. and we arrived at 8:10 a.m. and took our place in line. At 8:30, we were bustled in having already been told "trees to the right, sun plant at the back, shades to the left." Matt has the sun list, I had the shade and we divided and conquered. Oh yes, we conquered.
By 8:46 a.m. we were in the car, plants in tow in the back seat, ready to forage for our much needed coffee.
So lessons learned: Arrive Early -- Have Plant List marked and ready -- Divide and Conquer.
This year we picked up some more woodland natives for under the pine tree (where I've decided to plant a "native woodland" after my success from last year -- the blue cohosh & wild columbines). And we also picked up some native grasses to replace the large evergreen bushes we're ripping out.
Here's the list of what we got: