I didn't plan to buy things at the show, but once I loosened the purse strings there sure were a lot of things I couldn't do without!
I always have a hard time saying No to plants so I guess I did manage to get off easy with the 12 or so plants I bought.
The plant that got me started was Echeveria 'Black Knight' from Succulent Gardens. I spotted one pot that had at least 5 rosettes in it. That's like 5 plants for the price of 1! How could I pass that up? I also picked up Echeveria 'Lola'. It caught my eye with its translucent, pearly foliage.
Then over at Digging Dog I had to have the Allium gigantea, Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii' and Tanacetum vulgare 'Isla Gold'. I think I may need a 12 step program for my problem when it comes to golden foliage.
I also picked up some Red Pac Choi, Red Russian Kale, Asian Greens (?) and Round Chioggia Radicchio from Ploughshares Nursery.
I couldn't resist a Grevillea pteridifolia from Garden Hortica and some onion starts from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds.
Needing a snack at this point, I was missing the donuts from last year but was mollified upon discovering some chocolate-covered potato chips from the DeBrito Chocolate Factory. Next year you may see me walking around noshing on one of their softball-sized carmel apples.
I also bought an awesome book from Builder's Booksource, Avant Gardeners. It looks really interesting. I'll tell you more about it after I read it.
All in all, a pretty good haul!