As you can see, we had a lot to choose from. I walked Ben through the tree area and taught him a little about conifers. Then, we browsed perennials; he was so excited to find dandelions in the perennial section (they were tickseed, but close, LOL).
This rose stopped me in my tracks. Imagine my delight to see it was Christopher Marlowe, a David Austin rose I picked up sight-unseen bare root on clearance two weeks ago. Can't wait for it to bloom, now!
Here are some random pretties that caught my eye.
An extra-added treat came when these flew overhead:
There's an airshow in our county this weekend. Ben and I were so excited as they loudly flew right overhead. Very cool.
I did have time enough to add two roses to my wish list. This one caught my eye b/c of the size of the blooms and the color. They looksed surreal, as though they were painted. This is "Purple Passion":