As a kid I remember being upset because some “thing” that I was looking forward to (Christmas, my birthday, summer vacation) was taking forever to arrive. My dad warned me to not wish my life away, that when I became an adult time would move by way too fast. He was right.
It’s time for the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon’s fall plant sale at the Expo Center. I am not sure how exactly, it really seems like it was just yesterday that I was standing in line at the spring sale. But I guess that was 5 months ago! When I went on the HPSO website to check the date of the sale I started looking at pictures from the spring sale, the photo below was the very last one, labeled “volunteers in the Holding Area kept busy throughout the sale as shoppers stowed their finds, then went back for more”…
That shopper in the loud green and white coat is me…and judging by the looks of what I am dropping off that was the first of many trips to the holding area! I also looked at the vendors list for the sale is it just me or does it seem shorter? No Rare Plant Research! But Cistus and Dancing Oaks Nursery will be there, along with Xera and few other names I recognize.
If you are within driving distance of the Portland Expo Center, and are a fan of fall planting (I’m still on the fence regarding that one) then you should check it out. Just go late on Saturday afternoon or on Sunday ok? Sleep in on Saturday! I don’t want to stand line for over an hour again this time….
2009 Fall Plant Sale Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. both days