Location location location…is there anything more important for any business? Okay reputation maybe but since Celestial Dream Gardens is located mere yards from Heronswood, they’re super nice people, and they’ve got great plants I think they’re destined to succeed.
This was my second time visiting Celestial Gardens, however the first time it started to rain as soon as we arrived (and we were overdue for lunch) so my visit that time was quick and concentrated on the greenhouses. This time I made sure to spend a great deal of time wandering their display garden. That’s also where I took almost all of my photos...
This is only the second Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' I’ve seen in the ground (the other one is in this garden).
Not reliable hardy its days are numbered. But then again it’s gorgeous while it lasts!
I think this is an Azara microphylla (?)
And Ozothamnus ‘Sussex Silver’ (?) – which I am going to remember to plant in my garden next year damn-it!
Colletia hystrix also known as Crucifixion Thorn or Barbed Wire Bush
My Fremontodendron died last year.
I am still bummed about that.
This one! My friend Peter (aka The Outlaw) spotted it in the nursery and inquired about it, Carlina acaulis ssp. simplex, it’s in the Aster family!
He tracked me down in the garden to make sure I saw it and knew it was available for purchase; my only regret is that I bought just one.
This was my next "stop and stare" moment. What the heck?
I asked Jeff (the owner) for id and more importantly if had any for sale. He did not, I guess it’s rather hard to propagate. He did write down the name however, Microcachrys tetragona, I tucked that piece of paper in my wallet for safe keeping.
How cool are those little orange balls?
Here are the only two photos I managed to take in the greenhouses. Obviously I was still a little concerned about the hebe I bought earlier at Valley Nursery and then the HUGE one I spotted at Heronswood. These are obviously well on their way to being full grown.
If you find yourself visiting Heronswood during one of their open gardens you really should venture a but further down the road (only a very little bit) and stop in at Celestial Dream. I don't think you'll be disappointed!
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