Yesterday, my boyfriend and I spent the day volunteering for Laura over at the UCI Arboretum.
Everything was so 'bright' & 'full' from the rain we’ve been getting here in southern California!
We helped with getting the tables & chairs set up again, replenished the potted plants on the wire shelves and then we did check ins and sales.
It probably wasn’t a super busy day for the arboretum; it WAS just wonderful to be around all the plants and all the really nice folks who came to look at plants and/or to buy plants.
I took bunches of pictures of plants that I found interesting. I carefully captured the information tags with the plants to get the info Laura put with the plants to think about what might be good where in our own garden.
Aloe Plicantilis aka Fan or Candelabra Aloe
An Amazing specimen of Aloe Plicantilis in the Arboretum!
Laura was very kind and allowed us to pick a plant when we were done to take home. What a departure from sitting in front of my computer all day most every day!
need to find out what these are!
The rain stayed away and we got a mixture of clouds, sun & blue sky. It was nice to be out in the sun and soak up some 'filtered' rays.
General overview of the sale area
If you are ANYWHERE near the UCI (University of California Irvine) campus, I urge you to check out the UCI Arboretum. Hours, map & other info are on their website, just click on the link!
Most open days are no cost and this is just a pleasant way to spend some time with nature, learning new things with visually exciting plants, some quite rare, and be outdoors!
The Next Events at UCI Arboretum...
Mar 20 2010 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday Plant Sale
Apr 10 2010 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM April Showers of Flowers
May 1 2010 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Spring Perennial Sale
May 2 2010 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Spring Perennial Sale
Details on these and future events on the Event Calendar
Playing around at Crafty Chica's booth, CHA Jan'10 in Anaheim, CA