The Perennial Plant Society of Nashville really go all out. Here is the mascot with some random guy she pulled into the picture. I should have cropped him out (smile).
They take this sale seriously. It wasn't scheduled until 9 am but people were lining up at 8:00. Apparently they knew something we didn't so after much coaxing Barb convinced me it was worth standing in line for an hour against my loud protesting. I thought what the heck so I had someone take our pic. The line behind us is LONG!
Once it was opening time it was "Katie bar the door!" People were racing all directions toward their favorite plants. It was all neat and orderly with things alphabetized by botanical name. I am grateful to know that hemerocallis= daylily...I would have lost out if I had been standing at the D's! I didn't get any pics inside (I would have been stampeded). Imagine 10,000 13 year olds at a Justin Bieber concert and you'll be close to imagining the scene. Barb scarfed up some peonies (she's a sucker for those) and I got some phlox, tiarella, rosemary and daylilys. I knew my ninja skills would be handy someday.
This is the scene at the Bloom-n-Garden Expo. A big old county fair looking place in a stock barn. Much more laid back. They had lots of this & that. I mainly got cute ideas for garden decor. Barb lugged out a Japanese maple--green edged with red. I'll quit blabbing a minute and show you the pics I took.
Check the frog....
Love the espalier....
This gets my vote for cutest booth...a mini potting shed with all kinds of cool garden junque d' art!
Could someone give me a "piggyback ride home?"