Flowerland in Albany, CA, was another vacation visit based on a recommendation from Kelly, who mentioned she thinks of it as “Flora Grubb of the East Bay”…
How could I pass that up?
Begonia luxurians just doesn’t grow like that for me in Portland, amazing!
Walking into the nursery I was overcome by color, both in the containers…
And the plants and furnishings.
Naturally there were an abundance of those Proteaceous plants that I love…
And a few familiar plants with a twist, like this variegated beauty which I think might be Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tandara Gold'…
The nursery was much larger than it appeared from the street. There was an indoor shop, a covered area with containers and patio furniture, a coffee bar in a trailer (which I didn’t get a great shot of because it was Sunday morning and the entire neighborhood seemed to be there with the kids, it was BUSY) and an huge outdoor yard.
And lots of plants.
I should have grabbed one of these Senecio haworthii, what was I thinking?
And of course I really wanted a big clump of this Cannomois grandis, it was amazing!
And only hardy to 20-25F.
It seemed everywhere I went in the Bay Area I was taunted by Leucadendron argenteum (take me home! take me home!). Here are a couple peaking up over the dark burgundy foliage.
And an entire section that was like a mini Annie's Annuals shop, along with a few other things mixed in.
Oh those familiar Annie's signs.
So what did I buy? Just this Leucadendron 'Safari Sunset'. If Flowerland was in Portland, not the Bay Area, I'd visit every week!
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