Today was the first day of the members only plant sale at The Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino, CA(near Pasadena for my out of state readers). Fri and Sat is for members, Sun for the public. I couldn't go last year because it was just Sat & Sun and I had a big rose show to attend. So I was happy to be able to go today. There were many employees & volunteers making our way easier from parking to signage directing us to the line up for the sale. I brought my red wagon to haul my purchases. And it was a good thing because I had to park WAY out there. I had a limited budget and only went $10 over. Here is my haul.
I got an Acacia craspedocarpa(quite a long name). I adore those roundy leaves. It's supposed to get 10-15 feet. Yikes!!
And I brought home a Tecoma "Bells Of Fire". It is said to grow 3-5ft. You might remember if you've been following along my post about a month ago on another Tecoma I grow. Now I just need the yellow one :-)
Also I bought a pot of Babiana rubra-cyanea bulbs, a bag of hardy Gladiolus nanus "Atom"(red & white) and a bag of Leucocoryne bulbs of which I had been pining for a year. I already planted all the bulbs in the ground.
A botanic garden's plant sale is one of the best places to find unusual plants. I hope you have one near you. And you still have time to go to this one this weekend!