Last week we did a big house cleaning in preparation for a couple of social events. The day before the first party, I went to the WHPS annual sale and came home with two trees and half a dozen primroses. I managed to get three of the Primula into the ground and then gave up. Too many other chores on my "to-do" list.
So I decided to leave the pile of plant purchases in the front hall where I had dropped them after the sale. I would disguise them as floral decor rather than deal with them on deadline. Luckily the plastic pots all fit nicely inside my collection of ceramic containers.
For those of you who are wondering, the Primulas are unnamed. The tree on the floor is an Acer pseudosieboldiana (Korean maple). The one on the bench is a Korean maple crossed with a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum). It combines the looks of one parent with the hardiness of the other. I was hoping to find one of these in the Khelm catalog this spring, but no luck. So I am very happy to have this nice specimen from the WHPS sale for only $17.00! Trust WHPS to provide treasures at everyday prices.