Every friday the horticulture students have a plant sale. They sell vegetables grown in the greenhouse and an assortment of flowering plants. And you know I just can't help myself, I just have to go have a look and see what they've got each week.
A few weeks ago I got a pretty pink azalea. A few weeks before that pots of herbs. Cylamen in several different colors a week before that.
And this week they had Mandevillea, which can be put outside in the summer. It apparently likes to climb like crazy.
And they had Lisianthus plants started too. They're something I've always tried to start from seed but they always got way too leggy and then died. I really love them though... They look almost like a cross between a tulip and a rose.
The greenhouse manager knows me all too well... He says to me "Y'know, if you buy a whole flat of these, I'll give you a good deal!". So yes, I walked away with a Mandevillea in a hanging basket and a tray full of Lisianthus. Apparently they can be planted outside IF we ever get warm weather...
Now what do I do with them in the meantime?? lol I really shouldn't be allowed near the greenhouses!