RE: Hmmm...Weather...Plant Swap...I won?
I am glad you won the seminar piece! I think you should have mentioned that
Rayna needed some plants... I am sure we all could have sent something for
her new place!
Most plant swaps are not really fair or organized that I have ever been too.
I like the silent auction ones better. Yes, you have to pay something, but
since the funds go to that organization (or some charity). Got many nice
plants cheap that way, since everyone only bids cents to a dollar. A few
nicer things do end up with a larger dollar amount, but not many.
Even with the ticket concept, those in the back still would have gotten the
nicer plants, although they couldn't take more than they brought.
> As for the plant swap, well, I got plants for daughter Rayna mostly. She
> still needs some black-eyed Susan's and she got some sun-drops, some day
> lilies, some monarda, false dead nettle and a periwinkle. As for me, as
> usual, more people took plants than brought them. I still ended up with a
> nice pot that looks like some variety of geranium--no tag and a canna to
> into a pot for the front of the driveway. There were folks that came in
> over halfway through the talks who stood in the back of the room next to
> where the plants were put that as soon as the talk was over, just turned
> around and scooped the really nice plants up. I do wish they would
> it differently! Of such is life.
> Mary Higgins (well known in the area for her flowering pots) was there to
> demonstrate how she arranges plants in pots with the usual do's & don'ts.
> In any case, at the end of the presentation, there were 4 large pots
> with wonderful annuals. I won one of them as a door prize. It has black
> blue salvia, bacopa, a variegated ageratum & purple alyssum, as well as a
> new variety of annual daisy (no name that I could find) with a blue
> It is very pretty and I was glad someone brought a trash bag or two so I
> could cover it long enough to get it home. I'm not the type to win
> so I'm wondering if I should go buy a lottery ticket now? Hmmm. I've
> probably used up all this year's luck anyway.
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....
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