As you may have gathered from yesterday’s post I recently visited Cistus Nursery. While I have been known to visit without pulling out the camera, this was not one of those times...so today I share a few more Cistus photos. This Eucalyptus grows next to the parking lot, I think this might be its most picturesque season.
This sign always makes me smile...I can't help but think of the Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" only it's the Cistus version, lyrics TBD.
It was a quiet Friday when I visited, most of the cars in the parking lot seemed to belong to employees (shocking really, that more people aren't visiting nurseries on a weekday in January). However I felt quite good that Brodie thought I was worth coming to greet. Of course he quickly tired of my photo taking ways.
This was to be the spring I sprung for a Daphne x houtteana, but now that I'm ready to make the purchase they don't seem to be anywhere other than planted in established gardens!
I would've thought this specimen sized Yucca rusteriana would have withstood the cold temperatures with no damage, sadly it looks like it's lost a leaf.
I wanted to call this a Metapanax delavayi but the berries just don't work...anyone know what it is?
They're beautiful, whatever they are...
My guide is falling behind...
Their Schefflera taiwaniana looked pretty good...
As did the S. delavayi.
I need to ask for ID on this Agave...
Their Euphorbia stygiana looks similar to mine, in other words...not good.
The nursery is still under winter lock-down. I so look forward to those magical days of spring...(they're just around the corner!)...
Magnolia tamaulipana 'Bronze Sentinel'
Daphne bholua, I could smell them long before I saw them.
Uhm...Callistemon sieberi, fairly tall specimans. I want!
Just look, how beautiful!
Many fabuluos transactions have been conducted right here.
My winter home away from home...
With that we leave the nursery and end up miles away at Sean's personal garden. I've photographed it many times, but invited again I was curious how it would look after our December "arctic blast." First though, this amazing Eucalyptus grows just across the street. I admire it every time I visit but I don't think I've actually stopped to photograph it before.
Dasylirion wheeleri (I think...)
I want to call those little brownish tufts Dyckia choristaminea 'Frazzle Dazzle', but I have no idea if that's right.
Most everything in the hell-strip looks pretty happy!
Ochagavia carnea (I think)...
Planters up near the front porch...
Looking back across the front garden. In the distance a Yucca aloifolia variegata.
Yucca rostrata and a big old hellebore just about to break into bloom.
That yucca again...
I love it when one copper Tetrapanax leaf hangs on. Sadly in my garden they've all fallen to the ground.
In the ground! I keep thinking I'll be brave and release my plant, but then again I don't want to loose it. My garden runs a good 5-10 degrees cooler than Sean's.
Love this view into the back garden.
We'll end this tour with a lovely Mahonia eurybractiata and complimentary container. I really don't know how people manage to leave containers empty, I love the look but in my garden there would be a plant stuck in there!
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