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.
So many choices! Let’s look again. Let’s confer. It takes the whole family to make the final decisions about what to buy.
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.
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!
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.
The Carolina silverbell is one of my favorite blooming trees, just one of the many blooming trees and shrubs on the Bridge of Flowers.
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.