Northern Gardening forum: Minnesota Friend's School Plant Sale

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Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Region: Minnesota Birds Cactus and Succulents Hostas Hummingbirder
dmurray407
May 7, 2014 7:01 PM CST
Just wondering if anyone in MN is planning to go to the Friend's School Plant Sale at the MN State Fairgrounds this weekend (May 9-11)? I've been going for the past 7 years and it's the best plant sale ever!
Deb
Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
May 19, 2014 11:40 AM CST
@dmurray407 I want to go some year Deb. What did you pick up there? How are things in your buffalo garden? I am going to plant mine up at the cabin this weekend
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Region: Minnesota Birds Cactus and Succulents Hostas Hummingbirder
dmurray407
May 26, 2014 4:58 PM CST
@Anderwood I love that sale-you really should try to go sometime. The variety of plants is amazing and the prices are very reasonable. I bought some hostas and a few other perennials. I usually mostly buy hummingbird plants for my deck because they have some nice varieties that I can't get anywhere else. (salvias, fucshias, agastaches). The plants are great and the people watching and total experience are priceless:)
Deb
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
May 26, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Henry always sources great stuff for that sale. Next year he will probably be selling Styrax americanus grown from seed from my shrub. I always want to go to the sale, but seldom get to it. This year, one that perked up my ears is Hosta 'Allegan Frost". I'm not a hostaphile, but it's been on my watch list for 10+ years. (Don't believe the hype that it is a new introduction, but it should be a different one.)

Did you, by chance, get that one?
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
Region: Minnesota Birds Cactus and Succulents Hostas Hummingbirder
dmurray407
Jun 3, 2014 7:22 PM CST
Nope no Allegan Frost. I didn't really start off with any hostas on my list (and I always try to stick to the list or I end up spending way too much). I decided to walk quickly through the hosta area and just grab a few that called out to me as I passed by:)
Deb

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