An hour was not enough time to spend at the 2005 Friends of River Farm Plant Sale. With the range of plants being offered this year, one would probably still miss something if they spent the whole weekend at the sale.
There was a huge selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, roses, trees, hanging baskets, potted plants, native and ornamental bushes. Many favorites made an appearance: petunias, geraniums, azaleas, hostas, ferns, and boxwood.
But then there were the plants not usually found in most garden stores — items like the Hypertufa Garden Troughs, carnivorous plants, aroids, raspberry and blueberry bushes and tropical plants.
To help arrange all these plants, vendors sold arbors, trellises, garden ornaments, sculptures, decorative planters and containers and glazed pottery. To bring the garden indoors, visitors could also purchase garden-themed wall hangings, throws, pillows and tote bags.
Katy Moss Warner, president of the American Horticultural Society (AHS), said, “We are really pleased that AHS — American Horticultural Society — is able to offer such a great annual tradition that attracts plant connoisseurs from all around this area to buy really unusual plants as well as a good variety of plants in the mid-Atlantic area.”