In all my agave loving and collecting years I’ve never actually seen an agave labeled as THE tequilana agave. Now I have.
Beautiful Ensete maurelii yes?
Look at what it’s growing in! This container is like less than 3” deep!
More agaves! Do you think I could pass up these little cuties? (yes…agaves can be cuties). I wanted them ALL!
This one is a little…well…odd. Aristolochia gigantea…Side view...
Papaya trees….with fruit!
The green houses were packed tight!
Colocasia 'Mojito'…this was the first I’ve seen this variety “in real life” and somehow I resisted buying one. Yes. I regret it.
Abutilon red tiger. Love love love these little lanterns. Again, didn’t buy and regret (I was trying to be good!....but good is no fun).
Look at that beautiful Datura flower.
Now look at the size of the hole the plant is growing in. Incredible.
Another view of the nursery.
And more Colocasia.
Check out this tray of Yucca rostrata seedlings that Grace noticed. Aren’t they adorable? The date on the tray is 7.6.09…so they are 1 year old!
Another case of an amazingly huge plant growing from the tiniest little container.
Can you believe it?
In the background of this picture, on the left, you can hopefully make out a few tall Callistemons. The object in the center is what the roots of one stem looks like when you pull, and yank, and pull, and then a nursery employee pulls, and then you lift the tray and the employee pulls and FINALLY the little plant breaks free. Sold.
Outside one of the greenhouses was this pile of banana stalks and leaves. It was kind of a sad site.
I wonder if you can tell the age of a banana stalk by the rings, like on a tree trunk?
So what did I buy? Will of course the Impatiens omeiana (and I'm watering it like mad with our 95 degree heat that came out of nowhere!)
And at $1.98 I had to have the Callistemon we worked so hard to free.
Only $1.98! Why did I only get one?
These little agaves (Agave ovatifolia and two Agave montana) are now in the danger garden (only $2.98ea)
I finally have an Alocasia (as opposed to a Colocasia)… Alocasia 'Frydek'
And since I am still sad about loosing my Chinese Yellow Banana I got a little replacement (only $4.98!).
So do you sense a reoccuring theme here? The plants at Fry Road Nursery are incredibly cheap!!! If you are passing through the Albany area you should definitely check them out. Unfortunately you won’t get to be toured through the nursery by Grace, like I was (thank you so much Grace!)…but she says she does spend a lot of time there, so you never know. If you see a blond lady with her arms full of pink blooming plants you should ask “are you Grace?” because it just might be!