Hardscaping can transform a garden to an outdoor living area-
Burgundy and yellow, one of my favorite color combinations, seems to be popular this year, using Barberries and Hakonechloa grasses-
The most impressive flowers to me were the large blooming Azalea exbury plants, with their fragrant orange or yellow blossoms. I have to say I am sorely tempted, but I didn't get a photo.
Some plant acquisitions from the fair included a $1.00 Hot Portugal pepper start, 4" hardy Fuchsia Ortenburger Festival for $3.50, 2" pots were $2.00, a deer fern, Blechnum spicant, among a large selection of ferns, for $3.50 or 4 for $12.00,
A lucky find of a sought-after plant, Persicaria affinis, since the one I received from Forest Farm is still sitting there, a leafless brown stump, this one cost $4.00, grown by Little Prince of Oregon-
an Acer palmatum 'Sister Ghost' to go with my Purple Ghost and Amber Ghost,
combined with a Berberis stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' which grows to 2'x2', for a special price of 2 for $20.00.
There are also energy ideas for the home and an exchange for up to 6 new twisty CFL light bulbs for burned out ones. I'm glad I went on Friday since Saturday and Sunday will be much more crowded.
So, be there or be square. If you live around Vancouver, WA or Portland, OR, that is.
This post commemorates 3 years of writing this blog.