Thursday, March 16, 2017

Leu Gardens Plant Sale

Past weekend was the 2-day Annual Plant Sale at Leu Gardens.
This year I missed out, I was not able to be there on the first day as usual, but got there just before lunch on the second day. What a difference! Some vendors were completely sold out packing up their stalls. Others had just their flowering specimen plants left saying I can order a plant like this from their website. All I wanted was one vanda orchid but I was too late. I still found a few plants to bring home, though.





I will never have enough ferns, so I brought home a Maidenhair and an interesting Nest Fern named 'Christie', with very wavy fronds. 
And I can never pass by caladiums without buying a few bulbs, a bag full to be exact. 
In the front of the picture, you see 3 tillandsias, those will be added to the Tree Branch along with the small oncidium orchid sitting to the right of them.
In the center back is a white flowering Anthurium, had to buy it since I cannot say no to white flowers, and in the large black pot is a balloon milkweed seedling from Biosphere
Three swamp plants, sundew, pitcher plant and venus fly trap will be added to the pond area.
And last but not least a new Phaius variety ‘George’s Gold’ (Phaius microburst). A young plant, but that's all that was left and it will grow.

Good haul for not wanting to buy anything but one Vanda :-)



2 comments:

  1. Nice haul, even if you didn't get your Vanda! :) I hadn't seen your Tree Branch before, so I looked at your other post. I love it!! What a wonderful idea and great way to display your air plants! I love all your swamp plants too. I tried growing some pitchers one year, but they were killed during winter even though they were supposed to be hardy. I probably messed something up and want to try again as they are so awesome.

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  2. thanks, glad you like the tree branch. Some plants don't want to grow on it, others do well. And don't feel bad about the swamp plants, I keep killing mine, but I keep trying.

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