I've belonged to the Overland Park Arboretum for a long time and have longed to go to their annual plant sale but something always kept me from it. But today, friend Sally and I had a chance to go! Their plant list was online and my mouth watered over the choices of plants available. The best thing, however, is that members get "first dibs" (and 10% off) on Thursday afternoon before the sale opens to the public on Friday.
The plants under a big tent -- organized by category and the herbs were helpfully alphabetized (I bet whoever did that also alphabetizes their spice rack at home!)
And tables full of hanging baskets.
A fairy garden in a hypertufa pot with wee hostas.
And another hypertufa planter filled with more of the mini hostas.
And there were also . . .
Butterflies. And . . .
food. Catered by friend Betty. It was as delicious as it was pretty!
One of the reasons I wanted to go was because last year at Chelsea I saw these . . .
"The Mice" -- mini hostas which I fell in love with. Sadly, I could not bring them home from England and so when I saw that some of these were on the plant list . . . I was hooked. Come rain or shine, H=== or high water, I was going!
My flat of plants. I did find two of the "mice" from England which I shall plant in one of my hypertufa planters and some sweet woodruff and some chervil. And a bugwort -- a funny plant that I seem to love!
After I got home . . .
I frosted and decorated (with a candy wafer) the six dozen cookies I made before I left. They will be part of my contribution to our Bourbon County Master Gardeners and Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday at the Farmer's Market (along with pots of Agapanthus and garlic chives).
It's Friday and I'm sharing my cookies with Michael at Designs by Gollum and Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.