Sunday, April 18, 2010

Amish auction buys!

Yesterday we headed out to the Amish Consignment Auction in Danville. I have heard lots of people talk about it, but we had never gone. Well, there are about 8-10 auctioneers going at one time all auctioning off different things. Well, they also have people that bring things in from nursery's and sell. So, we went Friday evening to look at what they had for sale. At 8:00am we were there and ready. And we were definitely not prepared for the weather! We didn't bundle up very well! It was about 48-50 degrees, cloudy and windy the whole time! We FROZE, and ended up with windburn! But we stuck it out for 10 hours standing in that to get alot of things we need to get started to landscape. We didn't intend on staying that long but they took that long to sell all the stuff! We ended up getting alot of stuff and for great prices!! If we would have gone to nurseries for this stuff we would have paid alot more money! They have these auctions in September to, so we'll be going to that one too! We are addicted now! We now have a better idea of how it works. And in the Fall we were told things go cheaper. (woo, hoo!) So, I'm sure we'll have more things we want to get then.
Here's what we got:
3 Japanese Maple Trees
1 October Glory Red Maple Tree
2 Dark Purple Lilac Bushes
3 Oriental Spruce Trees
3 Arborvitae Trees
4 Gold Thread Cypress
4 Barberry shrubs
6 Boxwood shrubs
2 Forsythia bushes
3 Burning bushes
All that for under $500.00!!!!!!!

Whole truckload full!

The loot!

3 Japanese Maples, 2 purple lilac bushes.
1 October Glory Red Maple, 3 Oriental Spruce.
Oriental Spruce close up.
3 Arborvitaes.
4 Gold thread Cypress, 4 Barberry.
3 Burning bushes.
6 Boxwood.
2 Forsythia.
Some little Maple trees David's friend Kevin gave us last Summer that we planted in here. They have got really big already!

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