Isn’t the sand gorgeous, so peppery. Another sign told us that its due to the high volcanic rock content of the sand in this area.
The second best planting I saw was this.
I’m not entirely sure this isn’t just a weed that sprouted in some wheat-grass! But the effect is wonderful. Black stick shapes growing up through billowy grass shapes. Perfect!
And third: this corner lot given over to wildflowers.
This looks like an advertisement for one of those “wildflower garden in a can” type of things, a good advertisement.
As we walked along the main street through town I was quite impressed with the street plantings. They were well cared for and not cookie cutter. Each one was carefully considered. Finally after a long walk we arrived at our nursery destination. I don’t mean to sound like a nursery snob but the name, English Nursery (Seaview is the town next to Long Beach, where the nursery was actually located) warned me that I wouldn’t find many spiky plants inside.
Which was true. But it was still charming.
And a definite Hosta heaven!
I did find a semi-spiky Hosta, called Wolverine.
And walking back toward the beach I spotted this.
I was going to save it for another WWTT post but decided I knew exactly what they were thinking. We live at the beach damn it!