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Plant Sale and Gift Boutique

Pixie May #2

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Virginia bluebells

One of the sweetest spring ephemerals you can have in your garden.

What draws me to Mertensia virginica is the rounded grey-green leaves.  Chameleon-like, the buds are pink, yet open to a beautiful shade of blue.

Mertensia virginica in bud - pixieperennials.com

Mertensia virginica in bud – pixieperennials.com

Native to eastern North America, Virginia bluebells love a shady spot with well-drained soil.  They do not like to be moved; this stresses the Mertensia virginica;  think carefully where to locate them  before planting.  After flowering, the plant goes dormant until next year.  Mark the location for future reference.

Also known as Virginia cowslip, lungwort oyster leaf, and Roanoke bells.

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Pixie Perennials Plant Sale and Gift Boutique

The first Pixie Perennials Plant Sale and Gift Boutique of 2015!

Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th  
200 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT.
9:00am – 5:00pm
Pixie Sale 5:2015

Barn Boutique:

  • Honestly You – 100% handmade organic soap, lip balm and bath bomb
  • Little Red Hen Redux – Prosperity hens,  handcrafted soft sculpture elephants, beaded flowers, clothespin mermaids and soft stuffed “paper dolls”
  • Hook & Ladder Hand Knits
  • Nod Hill Designs – Elegant & fun embellished gardening & kitchen aprons
  • Arbonne – Botanical based skin care & nutritiion
  • Ellen Hoverkamp – Photographic Note Cards, Prints, Scarves & Book.  Winner of the 2013 GWA Gold Medal Photography Award for her collaboration with Ken Druse on “Natural Companions, The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations.”  Samples from “Pixie Perennials” are featured in Natural Companions.
  • Lemonade and homemade cookies