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Re: FSU Spring Extravaganza

So what did you find of interest??????   

Our local Arboretum has a sale more or less like that, it's a must for any 
plant enthusiast here in Houston.  It's called Mercer March Mart....always in 
March for those interested.  
They always have plants that nobody else has in various 
catagories.....natives, gingers, perennials, ferns, bamboo, vines, daylilies, La. iris, tropicals, 
herbs, etc.   I think this was the first year they had vegetables too.  Got a 
tomato called a Florida basket.....grown for hanging baskets, the branches 
arch downward.  Got one to try, so far it's done well....loaded with tomatoes.  I 
was told it is not a new variety, but it was something different for me.
I got mostly natives this time,  a chain fern I had been looking for, for 
years.  A bunch of interesting native Asclepias, nice alternative to the usual A. 
tuberosa or A. currasavica seen in nurseries.  Etc.

This weekend is the Bromeliad society sale, and Jerry's Jungle sale....his 
work took him all over the world where he was able to add to his collection of 
plants, mostly trading with other collectors from those countries.  Now 
retired, he has a private sale once or twice a year to sell off divisions, seedlings, 
cuttings, etc.   It's also a must for those interested in unusual  tropicals. 
 He has at least an acre that he has planted with all these plants from all 
over....so it's much like a botanical garden to walk through there.  

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 4/13/2004 8:57:35 PM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
Belated report for which I apologize, but the spring plant sale at 
Florida Southern University was a fun day [Easter Sunday]. 

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