Potting up for plant sale
- Please pot up for our plant sale this weekend asap -- we want healthy, strong specimens our customers will be able to transplant and have good fortune with.Here is what I observed over the last few weeks at other plant sales:- if it is in bloom, it sells- Lily of the Valley practically fly off the tables - at $3 each the Monastery Sale sold out of over 100 potted plants in a just a few hours - please pot up all you can - in flower, even better- cut flowers are great - remember Sunday is Mother's Day!- shade perennials are really in demand- flowering shrubs and small trees fetch a premium price (think dogwood, redbud, spirea, etc.)- herbs, sweet peppers and tomatoes are hot -- ironically, hot peppers are not- mixed plantings and baskets do not do so wellPlease add your own observations.(I'm CCing the Four Seasons club as I think they could profit off this advice as well.)Sincerely,
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The magazine makes a great gift for gardening friends!In a message dated 5/4/2008 5:36:49 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, egaldrich@... writes:
By the truckload:
Green Liriope – Seriously, tell me how much you want, I will sell it by the trash bag full.
2 Citrumelo ‘Dunstan’ (z.7) hardy grapefruit …this is the most edible hardy citrus for z.7a – a sour grapefruit
2 Opuntia violacea ‘Santa Rita’ purple pads/yellow flowers
2 Agave lophantha
5 Zingiber mioga (z.6 Japanese ginger – yellow fls)
From: fsgc_group@yahoogro ups.com [mailto:fsgc_ group@yahoogroup s.com] On Behalf Of Edward Aldrich
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 5:19 PM
To: fsgc_group@yahoogro ups.com
Subject: Four Seasons Message Plant List for Greenspring Sale May 21st
Here is a list of what I am bringing to sell at the FSGC tent:
1 gallon pot size:
2 Brillantasia subulugarica (cool tropical acanthaceae w/blue fls.) z.10
5 Sabal louisiana (trunking shrub palmetto) z.7a (volunteers from yard)
22 Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanzo' (double flowered orange daylily) easy!
1 Buddleia lindleyana z.7a (1 foot weeping purple fl. clusters)
2 Hibiscus paramutabilis x syriacus 'Tosca' z.6a (Woodlander' s hybrid)
6 Clerodendrum trichotomum z.6 Harlequin Glorybower (frag., butterfly
1 Musa Dwarf Cavendish (z.10) purple spots
2 Bauhinia galpinii z.8b (Orange flowered orchid tree - S. africa )
Possibly hardy on a wall w/mulch
1 Hibiscus tiliaceus z.10 (Mahoe)
6 Cassia corymbosa z.7b Argentine Evergreen bush senna yel. fls
4 inch pot size:
4 Heteromorpha arborescens z.7 (S. african shrub/tree w/wht. fls)
1 Pavonia lasiopetala z.7a/b (reseeds in my yard)
3 Acacia (evergreen dwarf) - z. 10, a bonsai candidate from USVI
1 Hibiscus tiliaceus (Mahoe)
2 Clerodendrum trichotomum z.6 Harlequin Glorybower (fragrant)
21 Sabal louisiana z. 7 (trunking dwarf palmetto)
26 Sabal minor z.6 (dwarf palmetto - non trunking form)
4 Aloe humilis z.7b/8a (hardy aloe)
6 Citrus aurantifolia (z.10) Key lime - houseplant
8 Sesbania punicea (z.8/7) Orange fl. shrub. I believe is z.7 hardy
2 Bowkeria cymosa - z. 7 South African shrub/tree Gentianaceae
21 Tradescantia variegated z.7 (root hardy)
13 Tradescantia sillamontana z.7 (root hardy)
8 Zandestachia aethiopicum
43 Bryophyllum tubiflora z.10 Kalanchoe relative w/red fls. easy!
9 Pelargonium odoratissimum z.10 (Apple scented geranium - wht. fls)
5 Sinningia purpurea z.8 (purplish leaves & furry pink fls)
15 Fishtail Boehmeria z.6? (shrub from Steve Silberstein in NJ)
3 inch pot size:
30 Gloxinia nemantanthodes 'Evita'
2 inch pot size:
32 Delosperma cooperi z.6 Hardy Ice Plant - purple fls.
15 Kalanchoe marmorata z.10 (from 2007 FSGC plant exchange Thanks Dale!)
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