Arboretum Plant Sale ... la la la... plants plants plants ... la la la...
Sounds like I sung this tune before?
The colorful fold-out brochure arrives just in time, as the snow melts to reveal brown leaves and dying grass. How can a girl resist buying some plants as a much needed pick-me-up?
Wish List this year:
Pee Wee Oak Leaved Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Pee Wee') -- I am in love with Oak-Leaved Hydrangeas. I have a large one at my doorstep, and a smaller one I just bought at last year's sale ('Little Honey'). This one will be the trifecta.
Chocoholic Bugbane (Cimicifuga 'chocoholic') -- I have nothing like this and am interested in darker foliage shade plants.
Alumroot Autumn bride (Heuchera villosa 'Autumn Bride') -- Heucheras do well in my yard, although I don't have the species villosa. Again, another great shade plant, this one with autumn interest.