Re: [gardeners] Plant sale

Jane Burdekin (
Thu, 14 May 1998 08:52:37 -0600

Sounds like a wonderful day so far Greorge.  Have fun.  Jane

>Pulled in the drive way at about 9:00am and was met by Miz Anne who said
>stay in the car, we're going to a garage sale. Went over on the next street
>to a sale at a home with beautiful gardens. We had been admiring these
>gardens for several years but had neglected to stop and introduce
>ourselves. We corrected that mistake today. This garage sale was nothing
>but plants, all kinds of plants, plants we had to have, plants that made us
>salivate, plants that were beautiful. You know the kind, plants you don't
>have but want.
>Anyway, bought a large Pineapple sage for a buck fifty, a large clump of
>Lemon Grass for a buck (the stores here don't stock it and I'm to tight to
>have it sent by mail), a large Cymbidium orchid for $5.00, two really nice
>bromeliads for $3.00 each. To top that off the lady said come back next
>week and I'll share some other stuff with you. She's got some society
>garlic that looks really nice and offered me a clump, I'm gonna give her
>some Walking Iris she doesn't have. We'll wander their backyard and make
>some more swaps. Their backyard is what I'm shooting for, nothing but
>raised bed gardens with walks in between. Flowers, herbs, veggies,
>perennials, annuals, fruit trees, garden statuary, birdhouses, really neat
>This was the kinda sale I really like. So, the lady and I are gonna split
>an order of 4 inch plastic pots as we neither need 4 or 5 hundred of that
>size but could use half that many.
>Gotta go, got a bonus from a client this morning and I'm off to the garden
>center to buy that statue of St. Fiacre I've been lusting after.
>George M. Shirley WSO-CSM/CSSD