We're already well into May and there's been little time for posting. That's because this is the busy season for garden speakers, gardeners, and just normal life-living. I've been grateful to be so occupied with various events, including the Saltscapes Expo last weekend and this weekend's native plant sale at Acadia's Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, plus appearing on Niki Jabbour's radio show, The Weekend Gardener. Still, I did get a little weepy when I noticed Lowell's trilliums are coming into bloom. I sure hope he can enjoy them, too.
Frances from Faire Garden sent me several years ago.
I have a number of pulmonaria species and cultivars, and some of them seem inclined to cross-pollinate and develop new appearances. I'm fairly certain that this is still P. 'Mrs Moon', based on the pale blue colour of the flowers, the pastel pink buds, and the exuberantly silver-spangled foliage.
Speaking of blue flowers, let me remind everyone that next Saturday afternoon will be the annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale in Annapolis Royal. Timed to coincide with the annual Celebration of Magnolias in this historic town, the sale happens at the Annapolis Royal Farmers Market, across from the wharf in the downtown, 1-4 pm.
A number of plant collectors and nurseries will be offering their plants for sale, including Baldwin Nurseries, Bunchberry Nurseries, Lilies from the Valley, Ouestville Perennials, and more! Who knows, you might find a 'Rhododendron Nancy Steele' there...
I will be there on behalf of Baldwin's and Lilies from the Valley, selling their products, and hopefully with some Seaboost liquid seaweed fertilizer as well. It promises to be a great afternoon, rain or shine, so we look forward to seeing you there!