Last weekend we went to a plant fair at the arboretum Trompenburg in Kralingen (Rotterdam). It's one of my favourite landscaped gardens in the neighbourhood. Dating back to 1820. It has a huge collection of trees, conifers, hosta's and rhododendrons.
We visit at least twice a year, when there is a plant fair. Specialised nurseries from all over Holland are present. This weekend the fair was extra special, due to the fine weather.
We walked through the garden, around the stalls and sat in the sun to eat some home made parsnip/carrot soup. We took several plants home with us. I couldn't resist the tall spiky stems and purple flowers of the Verbena bonariensis and the crimson bell shaped flowers of the penstemon Rich Ruby. I found it difficult not to take any Dahlia's with me, but I wasn't sure if I could keep the tubers over the winter. This year I will give it a go with the Dahlia's I have in my garden. I would welcome advice!
What I would love to know. Have you been to plant fair recently?
Wish you a happy wednesday!