Since I’ve been receiving the High Country Gardens Catalogue for years I made it a point to visit their store in Albuquerque when we passed through last October.
Unlike Plants of the Southwest, which appeared to be almost at full operating capacity, it was obvious that this nursery was slowing down for the season. Perhaps an indication of the plants they carry, and the customer they target, although there were still a few things that caught my eye.
Here we have another made-up Agave name. These A. vilmoriniana…
Were going by the name Tentacles Agave…why! They already have the common name Octopus Agave, why Tentacles too!? (I realize this isn’t High Country Gardens branding but rather Proven Winners…who obviously isn’t going to be asking me to be a blog spokesperson anytime soon).
Pumpkins, it was October after all.
More branding…have you seen the Hort Couture line in your local nursery?
Cordyline ‘Mocha Latte’…such wonderful colors!
New Mexico Century Plant, Agave neomexicana…SEXY!
Leach Botanical Garden Plant Sale. It’s done well this winter! (although it's surrounded by winter debris)
Since this will be my last post with photos from Albuquerque I wanted to share a couple of pictures I took not at High Country Gardens but at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico. The front of their building…with its tall Yucca Elata (? I’m guessing) and gorgeous Cylindropuntia.