It seems kind of funny to post about an event so after the fact but the annual Clackamas County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair in Canby in early May was a good one and there's always next year. Besides, it might give you a little push in the right direction in the midst of this rainy, grey spring. Any garden inspiration is golden at the moment when so many of us are cursing the soggy ground we walk on.
LaAnn Locher of Lelo in Nopo, aka the Sassy Gardener, clued me in to this fantastic plant sale. I'm not sure if I read about it on her blog or heard about it on her radio show but one way or another she planted the seed. A few days later I found out that my friend Karen would be there. What really sealed the deal was going with my friend to Woodburn the same day to visit a very special dog at Project Pooch. All signs pointed to this year's Spring Garden Fair.
I walked around the many outdoor, and a few indoor, booths and even though I paid the cursed $4 add-on fee of the precious on-site ATM I only bought one thing -- some Lucifer Crocosmia bulbs for my mom for mother's day. Not that I didn't see A LOT that I wanted. I just tried to keep it to inspiration and ideas. It worked.
Here's some of what I saw...
Clackamas Master Gardener Spring Garden Fair www.clackamascountymastergardeners.org/SpringGardenFair