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Saturday

I went to bed around 1:30 a.m., finally.  I got up at 10:00 a.m.

The L.s came by around 11:30 a.m.  Mrs. L. volunteered to drive to the Tyler Arboretum.  We had fun shopping for plants at the plant sale.  I had a lot of plants on my wish list, but was saved from myself to a large extent because many of the vines, shrubs and trees I had on my list were sold out.  I couldn't see paying over $20 for a special cultivar of Brunnera macrophylla (perennial forget-me-not) when the ordinary version will spread out for several square feet easily enough if it's happy.  A pot of tradescantia was around $20, too.  I have the cultivar 'Miss Kate,' with leaves that are a violent shade of lime green and purple flowers.  At least it's easy to see when the leaves are coming up.

There were a couple of types of irises that were $22 a pot.  That seemed very high to me.  The annuals were pretty reasonably priced, and the herbs were quite reasonable.  I got a small abutilon for far cheaper than the one I got at Swarthmore a couple of years ago.  I got a couple of little pots of lovage, which is hard to find in ordinary circumstances, and a pot of ginger mint.  I'd gotten pineapple mint a couple of weeks ago, possibly at Walmart.

I got a white lily of the valley plant.  I had some in a pot in the backyard, but that might have been drowned by all the rain we got.  I was very tempted by the bayberry, but the instructions said it liked sandy soil, and ours is shale and clay.  The wintergreen directions said it liked acid soil, so I decided to get that.  Also, the wintergreen likes shade, and we have some shady spots that would be nice with a low-growing plant.

A little bit after I got home, I pulled tall grass and weeds from around the tulips and daffodils.  Some of the daffodils are blooming very late.  I'm still not sure how I got a little one with white petals and a little yellow cup.  Perhaps it's 'Twin Sisters'?
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