Finally, I was able to make it to what has become the annual Little Prince of Oregon Garden Bloggers' Plant Sale! It was nice to see old friends and meet new ones. Because I was so busy chatting and hunting for plants I didn't get many photos.
Little Prince of Oregon is a wholesale plant nursery located here in Oregon. They deliver their fine wares in this pretty green truck to retail nurseries from Portland down to Eugene. Their website lists them specifically.
In fact, last year when I was at one of the participating nurseries, guess what I spied. Their telltale green frog tag, with a green frog hiding in the pot!
|How cute is that?|
These containers with sedge and ferns were really eye catching, a clever, year-round-interest container ensemble.
The place is HUGE. We traversed the seventy-some hoop houses, delighting in row after row of interesting plants.
Here are the plants I purchased.
Check out the leaves on this hellebore. I don't care if it ever blooms.
|Helleborus argutifolius 'Janet Starnes'|
|Erodium reichardii 'Flore Pleno'|
Check out this cool Sedum.
|Sedum 'Lime Twister'|
I was really smitten with the burgundy midrib on this fern.
|A fuzzy little Sempervivum.|
Happy trees are making for increased shade in my garden. I knew I needed this Toad Lily to add to the mix of woodland wonders.
|Toad Lily, Tricyrtis hirta 'Blue Wonder'|
Here is a Little Prince photo of its fall-blooming flowers.
|Tricytris hirta 'Blue Wonder' flowers (Little Prince of Oregon photo)|
After we finished plant shopping, Heather, Laura drove over to nearby Aurora. We had just enough time to visit one antiques store. Because it requires millionaire status to do any shopping here and I am no where near qualifying, I was a little more free with the camera.
|Sedum in rusty things always appeals to me.|
|Clever use of an old bathroom sink.|
|There were two of them.|
|I really wanted this metal chair but can you see the price tag?|
|I'm not a huge fan of blue but I love old mailboxes.|
|Lots of cute ideas here.|
So, are you shopping for new plants? It is spring now, after all.