And bring your list and dinero, the sale is about to start. Well, that was what happened last week. People were excited and pumped for the Lewiston Perennial Sale.
Last Saturday the Lewiston Garden Club had their annual perennial plant sale. The call to members was to Dig, Dig, Dig. And dig they did! The instructions were to bring at least 5 plants or green elephant sale items to sell. We were even encouraged to raid our neighbor’s gardens, but to politely ask of course. Plants were coming in at record pace and in large quantities.
A corral was set up to place plants for safe-keeping; a convenience for customers while they shopped. The open area was marked off with chairs to keep customers from taking plants already reserved by others.
The members helped customers with their selections and also added up the purchases. They carried plants to the plant corral and explained growing conditions for certain plants if the buyer was unsure. Club attendants were positioned in the corral to mark and group the boxed up bounty.
Prices were clearly marked. The people seemed to know what they wanted and really enjoyed the huge and varied selection. They enjoyed the reasonable pricing too as they gathered up plants by the bushel.
When I researched it, I found it is known as a European woodland geranium which has a history as a medicinal herb. When its pink flowers blossom, I will be sure to talk about it. It is planted in shade, so it does not spread wildly. It seems to get a good review, so I will see if it is happy here among the ferns.
See the post on Sunday, Another Month Flies By On Dove Colored Wings. It shows my end of the month, garden wrapup.