Monday, May 3, 2010

Plant Exchange

Here is the chalkboard sign for the plant exchange.

Here are my plants lined up for the exchange.

From left to right were: Tennell S, Me, Carla E, Leanne F,Paula W(in red), and Janet B. Doing the garden tour.

Paige D, Paula W,Linda M, Carla E, Leanne F, Me, Janet B, Tennell S and Avery.

More garden touring.

I love to go around the yard and pick flowers for bouquets. This is one from last week. I don't ever think there's much blooming until I go around the yard and start picking flowers.

This is a plant called Solomon's Seal. A really cool plant.

This is a bird's nest that I found in one of the pots that's hanging on a post out by the greenhouse. I've never seen any birds in it but it is really a sweet little nest. One top of this same post is a bird house that a chickadee pair have made a home in.

I love the way the bleeding heart bloom looks against the leaf of the hosta.

The plant exchange was a great success on Saturday. We all had a great time. It started at 10 and lasted till about 11:30. There was scones and cookies and hot tea and coffee. After introductions all around we had a garden tour and walked all around we did the plant exchange. We all had so much fun. We talked plants, toured the garden and just had fun being together. That is definitely something I will do again on an annual basis. All the ladies were so much fun and each added so much to the day. I am so glad for each one who came. I hope all of you get to read this and that you know that you are all very much appreciated. I would encourage anyone who likes to garden to host a plant exchange. What a great way to get new plants. And if you are the one who hosts it you get all the plants that are left over! So needless to say I have a few plants to get in the ground. Very exciting.

Well, I think I have made the decision to apply for the Master Gardener Program. The applications have to be in by August and I will know by October whether I have been accepted or not. I don't know that much about it yet except that it's very intense for 3 months. The campus where the classes are held is only about 5 minutes away from the house. That would be so convenient. I'll keep you posted.

Well, need to get some work done so, ta ta for now.


Tinell said...

Kay...Thank you so much for being such a gracious hostess. Avary and I had a blast! She especially enjoyed the 'tree climbing' that she got in...and the cupcake that Sara shared with her.
Your friends are so sweet.
Avary and I planted all of our new 'friends' as soon as we got home!
Looking forward to your next exchange!

Jennifer said...

Mom, I love it! Your sign, your flower arrangement (which you always do so well!), all the pictures of the garden exchange. It really looks like everyone had a good time! I am going to start thinking on this for next spring/summer. I love you!