Huntsville Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale 2015

Lavender in cute pots.

Lavender in cute pots.

This past weekend, we all braved the rain and chill and headed to the 2015 Huntsville Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale.

The sale is the gardening event of the year in North Alabama. You can find the most unique varieties and a huge selection of nursery-grade herbs, house plants, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, hanging baskets, native wild flowers, succulents…and anything else you can think of!

We’re getting our house ready to list, and I bought 3 lush hanging baskets of English ivy for only $12! I also bought annuals to help stage the curb appeal for our place.

There were several food trucks on hand. I tried a couple of pulled chicken sliders from the Food Fighters Bustaurant (Check them out on Facebook!), the “School Bus turned Food Truck,” owned and run by Jason Lafferty. I chose a huge assortment of toppings such as pico de gallo and mouth-watering queso. Yummmmmm!

Food Fighters and my sliders.

Food Fighters and my sliders.

I hope you enjoy the photos! I can’t even remember the names of some of the plants, so please give me a shout if you can identify them!

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Wild Blue Flox

Wild Blue Flox

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Can anyone identify these plants?

Can anyone identify these plants?

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Robin Plantain

Robin Plantain

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I bought one of these...love me some bearded irises!

I bought one of these…love me some bearded irises!

Harvey Cotton is the garden's horticulturist and Huntsville's go-to gardening expert.

Harvey Cotton is the garden's horticulturist and Huntsville’s go-to gardening expert.

The HBG spring plant sale has about 5 or more of these giant circus tents staked over the products.

The HBG spring plant sale has about 5 or more of these giant circus tents staked over the products.

The Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood

pink_dogwood2A few years ago, the city of Huntsville was going to build a road across one of the mountains.

Well, they found this really old Dogwood tree in their way and no one wanted to destroy it to build the road.

So they found a tree mover somewhere near Dallas, TX and got an estimate of how much it would cost to move it to the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

It was a lot, but school kids across the county donated money to get the Dogwood moved.

It was moved to the botanical garden, where it lived and bloomed for several years before it finally died.

Well guess what?

Here's one of the Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood's babies, right in my back yard!

Here’s one of the Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood’s babies, right in my back yard!

At the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s annual spring plant sale, they sold several of the little saplings from the Hundred-Year-Old Dogwood…

And I bought one a couple of years ago for about $30!

It had one little white blossom on it this year, and it’s thriving in our back yard.

Dogwoods are some of my favorite trees, and they bloom all over the state of Alabama.

I took a few shots of the Dogwoods. They are just passed their prime in North Alabama.

White Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.

White Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.

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Pink Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.

Pink Dogwood in Madison, Alabama.

More Spring Break!

Spring flowers and butterflies at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Spring flowers and butterflies at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.

Hi, Dear Readers!

Would write today, but Princess Buttercup and I are on a spring cleaning whirl. We’ve got to do something with this house!

Will try to get back tomorrow. Meanwhile, I added a couple of cool kid crafts on my Pinterest board:

Talk to you soon!

Stephanie