Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bring a Wagon

I believe this rose is called "Easy Does It."

Here's one called "Neptune."
I don't know if these are part of the Huntington Library and Gardens' 37th Annual Plant Sale, but I know they grow them at the Huntington because I photographed them there. So it could happen. Have no fear: legions of other plants are waiting for you to take them home.

The sale is a big deal for lots of reasons, not least of which is that some of the best gardeners in the world work at the Huntington, creating hybrids and propagating heirlooms. (Some plants in the Desert Garden are over a hundred years old.)

The members’ preview sale is this Saturday, May 14th, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the sale opens to the public on Sunday, May 15th.

About the wagon: really.

20 comments:

... daisy... said...

BEAUTIFUL flowers and I love cactus! They´re protection plants! :-)

Italo said...

Bello bello! And the roses! You know my beloved dad in my town was known as the "rose thief". He said always: "In Sutri I have the right to take roses from others gardens. So he had always in his car scissors, and at home we had always marvellous flowers. My fellow citizens are so patient.

Dina said...

Love that last photo. Each young plant with a tag containing the ganze megillah.

Speedway said...

Oooooh! Lovely! And ooouch for the last, though in your part of the country the cactii must make nice, natural gardens.

Margaret said...

Don't you love rose names? It's like they're race horses.

Virginia said...

And I'll just bet our favorite docent will be right there to help you make your selections! :)
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Bellis said...

Italo, I can't believe your dad did that, but you've given me an idea......

Two more pieces of advice about the sale: arrive 2 hours before the doors open as it's very popular, and make sure there's lots of money in your bank account as you won't be able to resist all those great plants.

Petrea Burchard said...

Two hours, Bellis? Wow. For this one you want to be a member. They are well-supplied, though, I promise you. Bellis and I got a behind-the-scenes tour on Tuesday and saw what seemed like miles of plants, ready to go.

Cacti grow beautifully here. Because water isn't plentiful, many people have what's called a xeriscape instead of a yard. I want that for us, too. Beautiful.

Italo, your stories of Sutri could make a book.

Dina, you know what the Google translate English is for that, don't you? -- Ganze megillah.

... daisy... said...

I'd love such a xeriscape too!!! :-)

Desiree said...

Great fun!

Petrea Burchard said...

Bellis, what do people do for two hours? Wait in line? Visit?

Dina said...

Haha. I guess Google translate thinks these Yiddish expressions are used often enough in America that they don't need explanation.

Petrea Burchard said...

I used to have a "Dictionary Schmicktionary" but it's long gone. Now I have the web!

Susan Campisi said...

Those names are like race horses. I had no idea, even though I might have an Easy Does It bush in my backyard. I hope I don't kill it; I'm terrible with plants. I think there's a xeriscape in my future.

TheChieftess said...

Well darn!!! I miss my roses!!!

Speedway said...

What happened to all the comments?

WV: pidness. Well, I guess it's none of my pidness where the comments went.

Petrea Burchard said...

It IS your pidness, Speedway.

Maybe we should all be grateful Blogger didn't lose all our posts, but I would like to have those comments back. People shared useful information about the sale.

Speedway said...

Uh, I think the gist of the responses was "get there two hours early, bring a wagon and money to cover more than you initially expect to buy."

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, I think that was the gist. Plus a lot of people telling me what a brilliant photographer I am, and how attractive I am. And skinny.

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