|LOTS of plants to choose from!|
|Anemone sylvestris 'Macrantha'|
- Siberian Iris
- Martagon Lily *
- Asiatic Lily *
- Joy Pye Weed
- Solomon Seal
- Hardy Geranium
- Lemon Balm
- Blue Spruce 'Neon Blue'
I also have some Surprises. The thing about a plant sale. You never quite know what you will end up with. I took home three pots of an unknown ornamental grass. Before anyone panics - I confirmed with the donater that they are clumping grasses, NOT RUNNING. She simply didn't know the name as it was a gift from a friend. I am intrigued to see if I can identify these in the future. Another neighbour donated unknown plants that came with her house purchase. After much searching through gardening tomes she believes they may be Evening Primrose (Oenothera). I can't resist a mysterious plant so I took this home and will find out for myself.
The final Surprise will be a puzzle for all of us. A tray full of corms was offered up for sale and the story went like this. A friend of a friend came from Toronto to live on PEI some years ago. That person's family ran a nursery and they brought many fancy plants with them. They later left PEI but left this plant behind. My neighbour has been growing it in her garden ever since. Every spring she plants the corm out in the ground, in a sunny spot, and it sprouts large tropical looking leaves. She described the leaves as looking like that of a leopard. Yellow, orange and spotty. This plant has never flowered but the leaves are decorative all on their own. In fall, she takes the corm inside for safe keeping. After many years this plant has produced numerous baby corms which she brought to the sale. I offered to take a corm home and grow it in my yard. As it grows I'll take some photos and post them here. Hopefully together we can solve the mystery identity of this plant.