This Greengirl loves garage sale finds. Muppet glasses, cha-cha records, old Better Homes and Gardens design books, I have eye for kitch — and the impractical.
This year, I also kept an eye out for plants. It was an excuse to talk to local gardeners and try something new without paying garden center prices. Some names I remember. Others I quickly forgot the moment I handed over my two dollars.
“Thanks for the bupleurum praealtum. OMG. Look at that tacky dog lamp!”
Purple and spikey, our mystery plant just started blooming this week. It’s about two feet tall and looks like a snap dragon. Do you have this in your garden? Can anyone identify it? If you have the right answer, we may send you a marvy Greengirls surprise.