Saturday, April 16, 2011
so, moving right along...
Today was the local garden club plant show and sale. I'm an actual member now so instead of just showing up as I did in previous years, now I actually have to be there. I manned the membership table with another lady. I received my work assignment in the mail because I missed that meeting. oops, forgot
8 AM – 11 AM
8 AM – 11 AM?
Obviously, these people don't know me. I'm barely out of bed at 8 AM. I've had no coffee, no breakfast, barely been to the bathroom.
And, I don't own an alarm clock.
“Am I going to have to call you?” my sister asks.
No, no. I can do this.
And I can, do. It's just that my circadian rhythms normally run about 2 hours behind everyone else's.
I actually got there early so as to look over all the plants offered for sale and make my selections. I even got there before my sister.
I wasn't planning on entering anything in the show mainly because my attention has been elsewhere but also because the main thing I was going to enter I stupidly forgot it and left it outside during a night of temps in the 20s and it is now, as we say, muerte. But in the end I picked out two plants in pots and took them.
I got a ribbon.
3rd place in the 'dry dish' category
The event happens at the Wharton County Museum (that's also where we have our meetings there in the 'meeting room'), which happens to be just down the road from our country house. Besides the plant show and sale there is also a silent auction of garden related things donated by members and businesses.
the plant sale on the lawn out front
the plant show on tables inside with the exhibits moved back/condensed
each table represents a different category I think there were 8 in all
got a question?
At the end, after even the half price last hour, whatever plants that were left were given to whoever was standing around that wanted them. So between what I bought and what I brought home, I am going to be busy tomorrow.