2 Before taking off for the show I met Martha at Bedford and took a quick look around the see what was in bloom.
3 Trilliums are one of my favorite white flowers.
4 View over the espaliered apple trees.
5 The purple of her aliums looks so good against the chartreuse of the barberry.
6 Everyone eagerly and patiently waits in line.
7 While in line, you get a peek of what is in store when the sale opens.
8 Martha and Rita Delgado. Rita is on the board of Trade Secrets.
9 Wood hyacinths waiting to be snatched up.
10 This tray of succulents is great inspiration for a rug designer.
11 These succulents look like gems.
12 Although it didn't rain, it was reassuring to have tents.
13 This is a great collection of tin picnic baskets.
14 How great are these chairs -- very Cecil Beaton in "My Fair Lady."
15 Great table.
16 You'd never know that you were in Connecticut when you look at these plants.
17 Too bad Easter just passed.
18 Mini landscape.
19 More inspiration.
20 Martha and one of our favorite guys at Glendale Nursery.
21 My first purchase -- Lilly of the Valley, which I took home and planted in a silver bowl.
22 Martha with Jerry Fritz of Garden Design, Inc.
24 Martha and Elaine LaRoche, the host and owner of LionRock Farm.
25 You can't even begin to imagine how amazing these crab apple trees smelled.
26 My new friend Walton makes terrariums and these made me think of him.
28 Such color.
29 I really, really wanted to take this home.
30 From across the field I saw this marble urn.
31 Upon close inspection I decided that it had to be mine.
32 My new urn at home in my office.
33 More gorgeous crab apples.
34 One of my all-time favorite people Guy Wolfe -- he makes without question the most beautiful pots ever.
35 Some of his wares.
36 This display stopped me in my tracks -- filled with primroses -- this would make an unbelievable cover for a gardening book.
37 Ann Roberts Levine of Berkshire Orchids -- purveyor of an exquisite array of orchids of which I bought three.
38 Friend and former editor in chief of Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Margaret Roach and her new book, "And I Shall Have Some Peace There." (margaretroach.com)
39 All buyers were allotted a space for their purchases. This was ours when we were finished shopping.
40 We packed up the truck with much care and used every possible inch.
41 Our helpers.
42 Our space once we were all packed up and on our way home.
43 Other buyers' plots.
44 Red Dahlias.
45 Martha and Dave Burdick, the man who provided me with my beautiful philodendron monstera that is in my living room.
46 The cutest little helpers making boxes.
47 Our co-pilots -- Sharkey and Francesca.
48 How did I miss that geranium?
49 Lion Rock Farm.
50 Such beautiful pastures.
51 The most prolific lilac tree that I have ever seen at Paley Nursery.