The morning was spent with one dear friend and the afternoon another, they both had scheduling conflicts but wanted to attend-neither had ever been…So, good friend that I am-I sacrificed my whole day to make certain they had a memorable experience….Certainly none of you are buying that line, I was in total bliss and they both knew it! We had so much fun, bought a few plants, talked with many informative growers and saw several stunning display gardens. Though we had a blast, I really missed attending with my darling partner in crime-Mosaic2007. She moved to OR a few years ago, but did take a train up for the show last year-hopefully she will be able to come up for 2010.
My favorite display included a variety of vertical garden walls. We saw the same principle applied at Chelsea last May and I was hooked. I have been mulling the idea over for quite some time, now I am ready to tackle the concept.
These are my newly acquired treasures:
Abutilon hybrid ‘Red Tiger’x2
Abutilon megapotanicum ‘Vesuvlus’
Anthyllis vulneria coccinea x 2
Begonia fuchsioides “Red’
Begonia luxurians-Palm Leaf Begonia
Crocosmia-Queen Charlotte, and several others
Dicentra scandens-Climbing Bleeding Heart-yellow
Syneilesis acontitifolia-Tattered Umbrella
I added a new album filled with photos of the day.