RE: [gardeners] Plant sale

Seyfried,Alice (
Thu, 14 May 1998 10:57:08 -0400

Wow!! Lucky you!  Sounds like you've struck gold.  I am planning on
having a garage sale in the next month or two. I wonder if I could sell
some of my tall bearded iris.  


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	George Shirley []
> Sent:	Thursday, May 14, 1998 5:34 AM
> To:
> Subject:	[gardeners] Plant sale
> 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
> stuff. 
> 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
> George M. Shirley WSO-CSM/CSSD