June 3, 2013. The huge Watauga County Community Plant Sale on Saturday, June 15, will once again feature the famous Boone Gladiolus, which was discovered at an abandoned homesite in Boone years ago and propagated for the commercial market, as well as a large group of rare, heritage apple trees grafted by renown apple collector-propagators Ron and Suzanne Joyner of Ashe County.
Full background on the Boone Gladiolus can be read here (http://wataugadems.com/823) and a full list of the heritage apple trees available on June 15, along with information about their histories and their different qualities, is here: http://wataugadems.com/1425. Ron and Suzanne Joyner will be at the sale talking about their grafted varieties and answering questions.
The community plant sale is sponsored by the Watauga County Democratic Party and all proceeds go to the party. The sale will take place at 375 Old U.S. 421 South, Boone, the home of Aunt Pymm’s Table Antiques. The sale will start at 7 a.m. and last until all the plants are sold.
Among specialty offerings at this year’s sale will be a large group of Asiatic lilies (among other bulbs, corms, and tubers, fully illustrated here: http://wataugadems.com/1391), a selection of trees and shrubs (http://wataugadems.com/1370), many rare and native perennials, climbing vines, annual plants, vegetables and herbs, house plants, and a large selection of collector daylilies (fully described and illustrated here: http://wataugadems.com/1356).
Also featured will be a large variety of miniature and “dish” gardens and container plantings. You may visit the Watauga County Community Plant Sale Facebook page, which is updated with plant information daily, here: https://www.facebook.com/wataugaplants.
Coffee and cake will also be available for shoppers at the sale.
A complete “master plant list” (alphabetical by common name) is available here, along with information about our “personal shopper” program for those who cannot personally attend the sale: http://wataugadems.com/1333.