Lots of basil including a variety called lettuce leaf or something like that. The leaves are much larger than standard basil - perfect for sandwiches!
Tom and I arrived a bit early so that I could scope out the nursery. Blogging pal Alison pulled into the parking lot at the same time and we had fun checking out plants together! As we walked in, a familiar person (from Linda Reeder's Blog) approached. "You're Glenda." I said. Glenda was surprised that I knew who she was. An avid reader of garden blogs, Glenda also loves Dig. It was a delightful surprise to meet her and her husband Don! Another very nice lady in attendance thanked me for blogging as often as I do which was very kind of her. I wish that I'd asked her name but she disappeared.
Here's a quick peek at part of the nursery.
The fabulous metal pergola.
Beautiful echeveria pot. Talk about A Whiter Shade of Pale!
I have loved this long stone table running down the middle of the greenhouse since first seeing it. It works well for displaying merchandise but would also make a wonderful dining table if one had a huge family.
More interesting things inside the greenhouse.
Hover dish beautifully planted.
Another well done Hover dish. Notice the tentacled planters in the background. Aren't they fun?
Leftover piece of cake. The previous day at Dig, Mari Malcolm of Lusher Life who created the floral wedding cake at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, gave classes on how to create a piece of floral cake using Floral Soil.
Did I mention that I love this table?
There are always fab cut flowers for sale from Sylvia's Garden which we'll tour in another post.
Big barnacles as homes for tillandsias - fun!
Interesting pot! What would you plant in it?
More interesting sea creatures!
Cool letters, numbers, shapes to be planted with succulents a la Flora Grubb.
More delicious succulents. Check out the glazes on the pots. What do you think?
The maniacal genius, Mr. Steffen, attacking a defenseless stump in preparation for his upcoming demonstration.
Cute tillandsia and wood arrangements.
Richie is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter!
Perhaps one day I'll get a bee in my bonnet to try this myself.
After everything is in place, Richie wraps the fern table in fish line to stabilize it should it need to be transported.
Voila, the finished fern table.
After the demonstration, Sylvia had Richie draw numbers for prizes. Mine didn't come up but Tom's did. Because Tom couldn't decide, I chose and got a bag containing an Eryngium 'Neptune's Gold' (beautiful) a cute little hand broom that is perfect for the potting bench, and a fifty dollar gift certificate. Needless to say, I used the gift certificate immediately to buy some cool plants!
Thank you Ross and Sylvia for hosting this fun event! Everyone seemed to have a grand time!