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Dear Friend and Gardener

Bridge of Flowers – Sale and Stroll

Bridge of Flowers set up for annuals

Bridge of Flowers set up for annuals

Yesterday the Bridge of Flowers held its annual Plant Sale and it was a great success! The sale included perennials from the Bridge itself as well as from area gardeners. Shrubs and trees as well: pussy willows, thornless raspberries, Japanese maples. Lots of special peonies! Japanese jack in the pulpits. Amazing. Hillside Nursery sent a few of its rare wildflowers down. In addition the master Gardeners were there to do soil tests, there were garden books from the Shelburne Booksellers, cards from the Friends of Robert Strong Woodward, and lots of cookies, muffins, cakes and coffee! To keep up our strength.

Checking over the plant choices

Checking over the plant choices

So many choices! Let’s look again. Let’s confer. It takes the whole family to make the final decisions about what to buy.

Bridge of Flowers  Plant Sale line

Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale line

Once decisions are made it’s time to get in line.  There are always old friends, and maybe a new friend to talk to about plants and gardens and the weather – and everything.

Bridge of Flowers frolic

Bridge of Flowers frolic

Of course, some people would rather race and frolic than look at the plants.  There is no getting around the fact that the Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale is an important social community event. Joy!

Pink dogwood

Pink dogwood

I was  almost ready for my nap after the Plant Sale site was cleaned up but I had to take a few minutes for a revitalizing stroll over the Bridge. The pink dogwood on the Shelburne entry is in full bloom.

Carolina silverbell

Carolina silverbell

The Carolina silverbell is one of my favorite blooming trees, just one of the many blooming trees and shrubs on the Bridge of Flowers.

Pearl Bush

Pearl Bush

The Pearl Bush  (Exochorda) is in full heavy bloom. An absolute glory.  Very satisfying to know  that the Plant Sale supports the purchase of all the gorgeous flowers, trees and shrubs on the Bridge of Flowers. Now – time for a nap.

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