By Erin Huffstetler | 06/13/2014 | 5 Comments
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I was going over the garage sale listings this morning, when this classified ad caught my eye:
Calling all gardeners! I am a Master Gardener and am giving away (FREE) all the plants in my entire backyard, hundreds of plants. You must dig.
Needless to say my yard sale plans went out the window. I called the number in the ad, and made plans to go right over.
True to the ad, she had hundreds – if not thousands – of plants. She explained that she’d had spinal surgery in December, and wasn’t able to garden any more. So, she was passing her plants on to people who would enjoy them.
She walked us through her garden, and pointed out all sorts of things for us to dig up, including many antique and rare plants.
These pictures don’t even begin to do justice to what we brought home.
I tried to keep up with the names of everything, but it got hard after a while. So, one of our friends who has a masters degree in horticulture is going to come by tomorrow to help us identify everything.
Here are some of the things that I know we got:
- Perennial Begonia
- Bee Balm (three different colors)
- Japanese Aster
- Purple Loosestrife
- Arum, Tropical
- Perennial Ageratum
- Irises (white)
I planted a few of the things that I was familiar with, and I’ll plant the rest tomorrow after I have a firm handle on what I have and where best to plant it.
Pretty amazing haul, don’t you think? And, if you can believe it, she asked us to come back for more another day. I think we’ll have to put together a basket of goodies for her as a thank you.