Question of the Week: “What unusual plants have brought you here today?” (Asked at “Morven in May: A Celebration of Art, Craft, and Garden”)
“One plant that I specifically got for this sale, which I have been trying to find for years, is a Leonotis, also called a Lion’s Tale.”
—Pam Ruch, Morven Horticulturalist, Emmaus, Pa.
“Well, no unusual plants have brought me here, I’m here for everything, but I’m a little more focused on the art. We have many great artists.”
—Barbara Webb, Director of Development,
Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton
“Basically, it was the Crafts Show; the plants are on the side. We’re just beginning to scope the market for plants, because the temperatures at night are still a little bit low.
—Gil Edelstein, West Windsor
“I’ve been working here at the plant sale for Morven and on Morven in May for the last ten years, and the plants are definitely my favorite part. Pam [Ruch] works very hard to get very unique plants, rare plants that we don’t find anywhere else. I was just eyeing the Plumbago over on the other side. I see that in the South a lot. That’s a great plant to use in heat and in dry conditions.” —Milly King, Princeton