Sunday, May 1, 2011

Could you resist?

You’re visiting a nursery (no specific needs in mind, just driving by and thought you’d stop) and you happen upon these: Could you resist? Just look at them! So sinuous, beautiful bright color, and they promise a good 6-8 weeks of stunning bloom, a hummingbird magnet the entire time. Why would you resist? Hesperaloe parviflora with bloom tall spikes, if you’re local and you want to grab a couple they’re at Dennis’ 7 Dees, Cedar Hills, only $14.99. (In case you’re wondering if I could resist, yes. But only because I had already bought the one shown below elsewhere)

9 comments:

  1. I did happen upon that same scene....sort of....outside Washington DC. So I bought one, my sister bought one, and my boys installed one on a job this morning. Then I posted it an hour ago.

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  2. i couldn't resist either. i had a small one that was totally neglected, but it managed to kick out one of those long, pink stems--and the hummers LOVED it. so this spring i picked up two larger ones!!

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  3. You know, those red yuccas grow like weeds here, and I've never been tempted to grow it. My next-door neighbor has a huge, blooming clump though, and it is pretty nice. I should take a picture for you.

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  4. It's interesting to see these plants showing up in Oregon. When I lived there only about 5 years ago, I hardly ever remember seeing these plants. Pretty cool. Hopefully they will grow up there as well as they do here.

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  5. My hesperaloe was the only thing that sailed through the cold. I'm shopping for chicken grit this afternoon...and planting new stuff high in the hole...and keeping my fingers crossed.

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  6. I would resist but only because I already have it. I'm glad to see it's becoming more of a mainstream contender for our gardens. I had to buy mine online because I couldn't find it locally a few years ago.

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  7. That's a good price for well grown plants. Those guys are REALLY slow growers.

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  8. In a word, no. You showed great restraint. There have been times when I've found a plant at a nursery that I already have and find a reason (valid or not) to purchase an extra one. With some plants, you can't be too sure!

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  9. I don't know why I'm not at 7 Dees this very instant.

    I do have my Hesperaloe parviflora, but it doesn't have a bloom stalk yet. Should I hedge my bets?

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