the plant sale!

the brooklyn botanic gardens had its annual plant sale this week. the weather was totally uncooperative (i.e., gusty winds and flash floods), but it cleared on the last day so i went to check it out. i'm glad i didn't let my laziness get the better of me, because it was awesome. i know my love of plants is old news, but i get seriously giddy around all this green. 

 plants on plant on plants.

plants on plant on plants.

 i really wanted to eat that rainbow chard right then and there.

i really wanted to eat that rainbow chard right then and there.

it's almost better than the regular gardens, because if i like it, i can have it. (within reason.) the bbg sale was a lot cheaper than going to a regular nursery. there were a bunch of japanese maples, red clumping bamboo, peony bushes, loads of herbs and lettuces, succulents and orchids, and hundreds of other plants i have yet to make friends with.

 a big bowl of hens and chicks. 

a big bowl of hens and chicks. 

also, they had these little red wagons in lieu of shopping carts! it was cute to see all the little old ladies pulling these radio flyers around. i kind of want one now. they seem handy for all kinds of things. 

 my little red wagon of plants: blue grama grass, coleus, lemon-scented geranium, and yarrow. 

my little red wagon of plants: blue grama grass, coleus, lemon-scented geranium, and yarrow. 

 this yarrow (achillea) has fuzzy fronds.

this yarrow (achillea) has fuzzy fronds.

 this geranium is deliciously lemony.

this geranium is deliciously lemony.

thanks for coming along, sarah! who wants to go next year? 

 the giant tent, set up on the cherry esplanade. 

the giant tent, set up on the cherry esplanade.