Wow, what a busy day! We started off the with one of the busiest Saturday's for regular customers we've ever seen during the get together. I was out back digging and helping customers almost non-stop until 1:00pm, and a couple customers even left to come back another day as it was so busy. Paul and Lynn (pauhas and lessadragon) helped me pot up plants while I was digging while Brian and Charlotte (our friend and nursery helper) were busy up in the nursery plus getting food together - which we had enough to feed a couple armies
Next year we might have to hire some extra help for this day - at least so I don't miss out on being able to visit with people again...
We weren't really sure how many people would come today, and it was a little slower than previous years, but was still so much fun. It was also quite exciting, although definitely not in a way that was as scary as Jane mentioned
It was great meeting Denise and her husband Marvin, and Lori and her husband Bill. These were some of the new faces this year. Unfortunately Denise wasn't feeling well and had to leave a little early - hope you feel better now!
The trade was fun, and the auction was the highlight. Lots of wonderful plants and donations this year! I have the list, but will let others mention their hauls. Thank you to Pia, Bonnie, and Dale for helping with auction donations, and to everyone else who brought plants for the auction as well. We really appreciate it, as it helps us out tremendously, especially with the economy these days!
As for pictures, there just weren't as many people taking pictures this year, although I saw Marvin taking pictures. I hope that he will have a chance to share with us.
Saw the Hosta 'Alligator Shoes' that Dr. Dave got from Greenguy today. Holy cow, that thing was huge! From a distance I though it was a huge Earth Angel in the back seat of Dave's car, but then on closer inspection (that monster just drew me to it) I realized it was Alligator Shoes. Dave shared several pieces too, but you probably wouldn't notice it
I guess Greenguy had an extra plant that needed a home - now it has a few new homes. And I think I need to move my Alligator Shoes
I need to get some rest now, as it was a really long day, but look forward to hearing more about the day from everyone else. It was a bit of a blur for me most of the time
Have a good night!