Every year, on the Friday before Mother’s Day, the horticultural department of our local community college holds a plant sale. Everything sold at this event was grown by students in the program.
I first learned of this sale when one of my sons, who took classes there noticed a flier on campus. He came home one day and casually mentioned, “Mom, there is a plant sale at the college on Friday and I think you’d like it”. That was 12 years ago!
I’ve been coming ever since.
The quality of the plants has varied over the years, but very affordable prices for heirloom flower and vegetable plants, plus shrubs, herbs, succulents and spectacular fuchsia hanging baskets always kept people coming back.
This year however, the most of the plants that I saw, were of nursery-like quality!
Over the years I’ve learned that it’s good to get there early to be near the front of the line. True especially if you are looking for specific things. Mine was the African blue basil they always sold, and for the first time ever, they had none! Zero!
I was really disappointed because I’ve never seen it anywhere else. But despite that, I came home very happy with a great assortment of plants and great memories of fascinating conversations while standing in line for 1 1/2 hours with many kindred gardening spirits. That was fun!
I hope your Friday was good too!
Have a fun weekend!