Monday, June 13, 2011

The Plant and Produce Auctions are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday near 1922 Starkey House B & B . . .

I visited the auction along Route 14A between Dundee 
and Penn Yan on Memorial Day weekend for the first time. 
What a fun thing to do and the plants were beautiful! I was specifically looking for hanging basket varieties and those that are good for window boxed, and borders. There was so much to choose from, I did not know where to look first.

The auctioneers do a great job. I have always loved attending auctions of any type, especially estate auctions that are common here during the summer and fall months. You never know when you will find that one special "treasure." But this plant auction was just beautiful.


There were some beautiful selections of Lupines, one of my favorite perennials. 



Since this was a holiday weekend, the place was crowded and visitors came from everywhere.


Rows and rows of flowers and landscape trees and shrubs . . .



I did not get how the auctioneers were selling with their very quick, sing-song technique. How DOES anyone talk that fast! But finally, I got the hang of it and became bold enough to hold up my hand to win a bid on these two lovely mature, hanging baskets with Geraniums and Vinca Vine, for $9 each when normally they go for $18 to $20 or more! Not bad for the first time! I will go back as soon as I am able. I have many window boxes yet to fill to beautify my 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn!