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Harvest Thyme Plant Sale: All star Lineup of Vendors

Posted by Mark Wessel on May 16th, 2013

I have promoted several plant sales through this blog over the years. Several were for Clara at Harvest Thyme and they have all been good sales with fine plant material to. The sale Saturday May 18 has more to offer than any I have championed. Not only will you have the wonderful selections of perennials from Clara’s garden, there will also be an All Star lineup of vendors selling a hole range of plants and plant related paraphanalia. It will be a whose who of horticulture excellence.

Do you like your plants to eat flesh or your herbs to be carnivores? Well than Chris Radcliffe is the guy for you. A major carnivorous plant nut and collector, Chris will be bringing your favorite meat eater to the sale.

Sundew Drosera aliciae

Pitcher Plant Sarracenia

Is native and non-native Rare and  Unusual Shade Perennials your thing. Gene Bush, co-owner of Munchkin Nursery not only sells these types of plants but happens to be one of the nations foremost authorities on the subject. A road trip to his Indiana nursery should be on everyones spring to do list. Now he is coming to you.

Indian Pink Spigelia marilandica

Gaultheria procumbens with frost.

You have to love a gardener who gets the most out of their favorite plants. Sandy Manteuffel, not only grows a huge collection of Scented Geraniums, she also immortalizes them on her beautifully made clay pottery. What an incredible gift Idea, buy the geranium and the pottery that matches.

Scented Geraniums

Scented Geranium Pottery

Connisuers of fine Conifers and Japanesse maples will be thrilled with the offerings from Byron Baxter. One of the regions most discriminating eyes for quality Coniferous Creations, Byron not only sells cool plants but he sells cool plants that work in our area.

A few of Byron's Selections

One of Byron's Japanese Maples

Of course after reading my last blog post, you know how I love heirlooms tomatoes. Amy Powell will be bringing her selection of heirlooms tomatoes, peppers and herbs. Ask her about her Grannies Maters.

Heirloom Tomatoes Some not to pretty, but boy do they taste good.

Kevin Collard of Pine View Nursery is making the trip from the depths of KY. The sale poster says it all. Grower and Purveyor of Fine, Rare and Unusual plants. I have seen some of his inventory. It is fine and rare and well grown.

Epimedium, Kevin will have some.

Finally, there will be a two free lectures by Jim Hansel. Jim is by all accounts one of the most well versed and valued plantsmen, gardeners and teachers the Cincinnati rejoin has to offer. If you are not fully satisfied with his lectures, you get a full refund.

Alliums in Clara's Garden

This really is the plant sale not to miss. Not only because of all the horticulture dignitaries I have mentioned above and Clara’s beautiful gardens, you will also be surrounded by a bunch of darn good gardeners with the knowledge to help you with any of your needs, free for the asking.

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