Fall Plant Sale in Full Swing

Our Members Only pre-sale at the Fall Plant Sale went well last night (Thursday) with strong attendance.  One of the great perks for our members is the pre-sale component of both our spring and fall sales where members enjoy “first dibs” and a 10% discount over the entirety of the sale.  There are also beverages and snacks involved!  The first day of the public portion of the sale started today (Friday) and we saw excellent traffic!  The sign above shows some of our other popular, “non-plant” offerings.  A big thanks to all the volunteers that helped get the sale ready over the last couple of weeks and have helped staff it recently.  We have great helpers for the rest of the weekend as well.  Larry H., Bobby K. and Cindy took care of the gardens today with help from Kathy, Eva and Bill O.  We still have oodles of great plants left and the sale continues from 9 am until 6 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Bev and Ron W. (above) – past volunteers (they moved away!) at the Member’s Only sale

neat $5 aster with an awesome volunteer – Chris G. (above)

Kay (left) and Terri – great volunteers who appreciate gardening and a good beer

Yes! We will sell mums by the trailer load – Mark S. (above)

Josef and Debbie – new RBG volunteers

these young lads managed the carts well today!

RBG staff – Hayley, Chris and Maryam (left to right)

the prairie is looking great this year with all of the rain

the ‘Biota’ sculpture was looking nice amongst the flowers this morning

‘Flower Tower’ tall tickseed (Coreopsis tripteris) – perennial (blooming at 8′ tall!)

the “Gothic theme” continues to look great! (above and below)

‘Strawberry Fields’ globe amaranth (Gomphrena haageana) – annual

‘Honorine Jobert’ Japanese anemone (Anemone hybrida) – perennial

‘Little Henry’ sweet coneflower (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) – perennial

‘Garland Orange’ African marigold (Tagetes erecta) – annual (5′ tall!)

popcorn plant (Cassia didymobotrya) – tropical

the Garden Art Auction was this evening….I’m sure all 28 of the fish found a great home!

‘Fireball’ French marigold (Tagetes patula) – annual

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