My all-time favorite plant sellers are found at botanical gardens, events put on by master gardeners or garden clubs. You can count on plants coming from the region’s backyard, there are people around to answer questions but not in a hurry to make a sale and, invariably, at least a portion of your money goes to the cause.
Friday my husband and I attended our first plant sale at the Desert Botanical Garden; I came with a list. My husband takes small comfort in this wise move or he knows I would attempt to pack my car with one of everything.
As it was, at the Desert Botanical Garden I found the red yucca Brakelights™, what will be a tall cactus, Myrtillocactus geometrizans, a crown-of-thorns bush and, my much sought out, Lady Banks rose.
Spring and fall are the best times of the year to attend plant sales put on by botanical gardens or master gardener groups. You get to rub elbows, having a chat with like minded garden types. After a winter of hybernating indoors, visiting the Desert Botanical Garden is a good thing to stay gardening.