Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Finding Joe’s big brother…
I potted up and photographed Joe on Friday afternoon. On Saturday I pulled into Cornell Farm Nursery and came face to face with the only other Agave ‘Joe Hoak’ that I’ve ever seen in Oregon, hell only the third one I’ve ever seen in person!
There it was, just hanging out with the rest of the gang as though they belonged here (and I guess they did, really).
Oh Joe Sr. You’re big, you’re beautiful…and you’re expensive!
Joe Jr isn’t nearly you’re size but I’m okay with that.
One of Joe Sr’s friends, Agave parrasana ‘Fireball’ love the variegation and the red spikes.
Agave medio-picta ‘Alba’ lovely...
Aloe distans, I thought mine was growing tall as a reaction to indoor lighting (even though it's close to the grow-lights in the basement), good to know this is normal.
Sedum ‘Cherry Truffle’
Sedum ‘Chocolate Drop’
Ah, ‘Blue Glow’…
That’s a nice salad for lunch!
This seemed to be the “it” plant of the spring. The one which would be hard to find and everyone would want.
Alstroemeria ‘Rock & Roll’, the market is already flooded. Not that I think that’s a bad thing. It’s a gorgeous plant, everyone who wants one should have one.
Then there’s this.
I see it and I am drawn to that foliage. So fabulous!
But the blooms, always the blooms (Rhododendron linearifolium), still I do consider the purchase.
This one stopped me in my tracks, my blood pressure rising.
But worry not, it’s the “well behaved” alternative.
There were a pair of luscious acacias. This one Acacia cultriformis…
And this, Acacia boormanii.
Yucca gloriosa var. recurvifolia 'Bright Star', how do they make them look so beautiful?
Elegia capensis, *swoon*…
And yes when I spotted this, the third Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ I’ve seen here in Portland I did feel just a little smug, knowing I may have had the first. (the second is/was at Cistus. I know, pride is not pretty)
One of the things I love about this nursery is they put together great color stories. I was attracted to a couple of plants in this display that I would never have looked twice at, had they not been surrounded by orange.
Lust! Grevillea 'Long John'
And honesty I was on information overload by now and didn’t get the name of either one of these Leucadendron…
I am just so happy to see these plants here HERE in Portland, hallelujah!
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