Thursday, May 13, 2010

Shady Sisters’ Spring Sale

’Tis the season for plant sales and swaps.

Last weekend, I was able to get to three plant sales but missed the one at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Hennepin County Master Gardeners are having their sale on the 22nd. And, this weekend, the Shady Sisters are having their Spring Plant Sale.

The Shady Sisters are friends of mine – sisters and all long-time gardeners, who decided last year to sell some of their rare and unique hostas and other shade-loving plants. The plants are AMAZING. And, the prices are reasonable. Best of all, the sisters are knowledgeable about the plants they are growing and selling.

Last year, I bought some Japanese Painted Ferns, Heuchera, Solomon’s Seal, and several varieties of hosta. Even after getting munched down to the ground by the neighborhood bunnies, the Japanese Painted Fern came back this spring!

And, even though their name indicates “shade” plants, they do have things for the sunny spaces in your garden, too – many natives to our region. I picked up some Liatris, Monarda, and Hemerocalis, which are all thriving again this year, too.

The sisters will be in the garden at 116 Parker’s Lake Road in Wayzata, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 to 5. I’ll be there on Saturday. Come on out and see us!

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