Friday, June 29, 2012

Holy Plant Sale, Hostaman!

Garage sales aren't the only thing I like about Spring and Summer in Minnesota.
 The Plant Sales are pretty fabulous too.
Something I'd never heard of in California.  
Gardeners divide their mature plants and sell them. 
Some people include them in their garage sales. 
Some take it to a whole new level. That would be Gordy - he found that level.
 We found his hostas.

I love sales like this because often the gardeners are more than happy to give tips and the very best firsthand advice.  The plants are established and the soil is so good.  They often thrive once I get them home and planted in my own garden. AND... These great plants are also much less expensive than a garden center.

Hostas in particular, are easy to find.  Though variegated bright varieties are harder to find in backyard gardens. This is why Gordy's sale is fabulous. His selection is beautiful. 
This is in his backyard....
To get the idea of the size of it- look closely and see Linda on the left.

Hosta's are easy to divide and nearly impossible to kill.
Though the kicker is they need to freeze over winter and come up again each spring.
Which is why I'd never seen them in yards around my neighborhood in California.
Here in Minnesota, they're a garden staple.

At this sale, everything was marked with it's name and clearly priced.
Pretty incredible.

It didn't take much arm twisting to fill the wagon.

Happy Planting!
xo jeanne. 

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  1. This is one of the many reasons why I love living in Minnesota and always have. I'm not a gardener, but I know I can go to any garage sale and get advice. Love it!

  2. Wish I'd been there to partake of this plant sale!

  3. love the hostas! One blog related do you get your blog name on your photos?


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