Friends-Catalog 2017 by Friends School Plant Sale

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Friends School Plant Sale

Friends School Plant Sale is a fund-raising event sponsored by the Friends School of Minnesota in Saint Paul. It’s held just once each year on Mother’s Day Weekend at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

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Featured catalog pages of Friends-Catalog 2017 e very year more than 20,000 people visit our plant sale we try to make the shopping experience as smooth as possible this is an overview of the sale you can find more tips on our website may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 3 how to do the sale how do i get into the sale you can get a free bus ride to the sale if you drive there are free parking spaces near the grandstand check the map page 1 get a wristband if needed from the wristband booth located within the garden fair details at the bottom of this page while you wait for your time to enter visit the garden fair you will be outside for this part so dress for the weather tally sheet most important write down all of your plants and their prices as you select them smile you get to hang out with hundreds of other gardeners we have boxes for you to put plants in but it helps if you bring your own wristbands are used at the busiest times to keep may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 9 herbs plant widths are similar to their heights unless noted otherwise sage pineapple continued sorrel rumex thyme thymus vulgaris $5.00—5.25” pot h147 golden delicious ß—fragrant brilliant chartreuse foliage red flowers in very late fall but the gorgeous foliage is wonderful even without blooms 24”h great in creamy soups and salads as well as egg fish or potato dishes mildly toxic if eaten in large quantities ÍÇ¥ easy-to-grow bushy perennial with small leaves good in a pot ornamental as well as culinary and makes a soothing tea used medicinally for sore throats and coughs ÍΩ∫Ç h148 savory summer satureja hortensis ß mildly peppery leaves used fresh or dried for sauces stuffings soups lentils and beans favored in mediterranean cooking makes a nice tea annual 18”h Í∏ΩÇ $2.00—2.5” pot h149 savory winter may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 15 vegetables hot peppers vegetables want to grow in full sun Í unless otherwise noted capsicum annuum exceptions noted ͆ $2.00—3.5” pot v166 aci sivri ß—80–90 days turkish heirloom cayenne type with slender curved medium to hot fruit 5–10” fruits ripen from yellowgreen to red v167 anaheim ß—75 days mildly hot 7” fruits good for canning stuffing freezing or drying cayenne 65–85 days 30,000–50,000 shu hot vigorous plants with slender fruits good dried or pickled heat increases with length harvest when fruits are 4–6” long v168 golden ß v169 long purple ß—dark purple v170 red ß v171 chimayo ◊ ß—75–85 days 300-year old heirloom from central new mexico that was almost extinct the chimayo chile project preserved the native seed reserves and revived farming of

20 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 unusual rare how the unusual rare plants area works tender perennials unusual and rare plants is located on the center aisle at the far end of the center stairways see map page 1 it serves a limited number of shoppers at a time please bring your cart with you through the section over-winter these plants indoors because they won’t tolerate frost it’s fun to outfox winter u057 baobab adansonia digitata citrus citrus regarded as the largest succulent plant in the world the baobab tree is steeped in a wealth of mystique the massive usually squat cylindrical trunk gives rise to thick tapering branches resembling a root system which is why it has often been called the upside-down tree suitable for bonsai Í $18.00—4” pot fragrant white flowers and glossy foliage need excellent drainage height depends on how many years you over-winter them indoors ÍΩdž

26 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 perennials we accept cash checks amex visa mastercard discover key hollyhock continued from page 25 lamb’s ear stachys byzantina lupine lupinus polyphyllus Í full sun ∏ part sun/part shade Ó shade $2.00—2.5” pot continued p246 powderpuffs a rosea ß—mix with double white yellow pink salmon or dark red flowers 48”h p247 russian hollyhock a rugosa—radiant light yellow blooms may–september perennial 48–84”h Ω∫ fuzzy silvery leaves great for a “touch” garden children love this plant Í∏ç˝ pea-type flower spikes in spring strong-growing plants form large clumps Í∏¥ Ω good for bees ı bird food source ∫ butterfly-friendly ˙ hummingbird-friendly ç attractive foliage Ç culinary ´ edible flowers ˝ ground cover  medicinal ˜ minnesota native may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 31 perennials p529 solomon’s seal variegated polygonatum multiflorum variegatum toad lily continued leaves have wide white to cream stripes tiny white bell flowers hang below arching stems in spring adds wonderful airy contrast to areas with large-leaved plants like hostas 24”h ∏ÓΩç $8.00—4.5” pot p575 gilt edge t formosana—large vigorous plant speedwell veronica p576 moonlight treasure ◊ ß—yellow flowers in flower spikes rise above lower foliage Í∏Ω∫˝‰ $2.00—2.5” pot p530 giles van hees ß—pink flowers from early $6.00—4.5” pot with gold-edged leaves attractive lavender flowers in the fall 24–36”h ç $10.00—4.5” pot late summer to early fall sit just above light green leaves dappled with darker green splashes 8–10”h ç summer may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 37 annuals a264 ivy german ß senecio macroglossus variegatus red stems with green and cream variegated leaves actually native to south africa often grown as a houseplant 60–96”h Í∏ç¥ $3.00—3.5” pot a265 jamaican forget-me-nots ß browallia americana sky blue deep lilac-blue 2” blooms with a white eye have a flat face like a pansy and the delicate casual charm of a forget-me-not june until frost 24”h Í∏Ó $5.00—6 plants in a pack a266 jewels of opar ß talinum paniculatum kingwood gold airy sprays of tiny bright pink blooms on branched reddish wiry 30” stems are held well above the chartreuse foliage these become shiny spherical coppery seedpods that remain attractive for months reseeds drought-tolerant 12”h Í$5.00—6 plants in a pack joseph’s coat alternanthera who needs flowers when may 12–14 2017 • friends school plant sale 43 fruit the widths of fruit trees and shrubs are similar to their heights unless noted otherwise a note about hardiness in shrubs and trees we don’t list usda hardiness zones because in our experience they can be misleading read the full explanation here however if the catalog says a tree or shrub “needs winter protection,” that means it’s less likely to be hardy here though we know gardeners who grow it successfully if the text says “very hardy,” that means the plant is known to be hardy north of the twin cities if a plant has four or five stars ★★★★★ it is highly rated for success in the book growing shrubs and small trees in cold climates if you have questions about a particular shrub or tree we will have a detailed list about hardiness at the info desk so stop by apple malus domestica

48 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 shrubs and trees about those stars… throughout this section you will notice trees and shrubs that are marked with four or five stars ★★★★★ these plants have been noted as particularly suitable by lonnee rose selinger and whitman in the 2011 edition of growing shrubs and small trees in cold climates as one of the very best plants available on the market forsythia forsythia s088 heather summer calluna vulgaris the classic spring-blooming shrub with yellow flowers lining arched branches in april forsythias are named for the scottish botanist william forsyth who was the superintendent of kensington gardens in london and a founder of the royal horticultural society easy to grow tolerating any ph clay soil and air pollution drought-tolerant once established and seldom needs pruning deer-resistant Í∏ your choice of varieties with white pink purple or red

54 friends school plant sale • may 12–14 2017 native plants key Í full sun ∏ part sun/part shade Ó shade Ω attractive to bees ı bird food source ∫ butterfly-friendly ˙ hummingbird-friendly ç attractive foliage Ç culinary ´ edible flowers ˝ ground cover  medicinal ˜ minnesota native ‰ rock garden † cold-sensitive keep above 40°f ¥ toxic to humans ß saturday restock n102 jack-in-the-pulpit ß arisaema triphyllum brings bright color to shady corners in fall with clusters of small yellow flowers the stems zigzag between the large leaves best in a naturalized woodland garden seed from clayton county iowa 24–36”h ∏Óı∫˝˜¥ $3.50—3.5” pot clusters of three leaves followed by an upright green tube with a furled cover one of the easiest native plants to cultivate native to savanna and woodlands in neutral soil seeds and