Friday, June 20, 2014
A return to the gas-station nursery...
I first visited Judy's Enchanted Garden last April (2013, that post here) and liked what I saw. So when I found myself with a hour, or so, to kill during our recent trip to Spokane I thought I'd check it out and see what they're up to...
As I mentioned previously this garden center is located in an old gas station building.
But it's all about plants now...
To be honest I did have a bit of an agenda in checking out Judy's, I'd heard my friends at Petula were delivering to them. I was curious to see these more "edgy" plants and how they were doing in the Spokane market, I'd say pretty well.
Dyckia ‘Burgundy Ice’ and 'Nickel Silver'
Popcorn cassia, on the right. I'd never heard of this one and loved the look of it instantly. As I was putting it into my wagon Judy herself stopped to comment on what a cool plant it was, she told me to smell the foliage and then the common name made sense.
Turns out there's a lot to smell here!
Look at that sweet foliage...
Hesperaloe available in Spokane, happy days!
Such a selection of healthy plants!
Larix decidua 'Prag'
Spokane is perfect for growing Portulaca...
Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Feather'
Certainly everyone knows what this is, being the "it" plant of the year.
Polygala virgata 'Portola'
How did I know that's what the purple bloomer is? Because I read the San Marcos label. San Marcos plants available in Spokane, yay for that!
So here's my haul, I grabbed one of those Eupatorium, I remember it from my plant lust partner's garden and had to have one. I also got one of those small Artemisia 'Silver Brocade', it's getting awfully close to 'dusty miller' territory but hopefully I continue to like the look as it grows bigger.
The "popcorn" plant (Cassia didymobotrya) buds have started to turn the glossy black mentioned in the Annie's description. This one will most likely be an annual here in Portland unless we have a particularly mild winter.
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