If it's a cold and dreary day there are two places in Portland I can go to get my "desert plant" fix, one is Cistus Nursery and the other is Portland Nursery, on Division. Both have a big greenhouse area that I can get lost in, temporarily forgetting it's ugly outside. While I'm feeling the pull of Cistus (and will no doubt end up there soon, very soon) today's visit is to Portland Nursery and timely too because this coming Thursday, January 15th is the beginning of their annual houseplant and pottery sale, 30% all houseplants and decorative pots!
There are many treasures to discover here, like this small Agave titanota
And another tiny agave with the slightest variegation.
And a blooming Aloe variegata 'gator'.
Plus they appear to have recently received a huge order of pitcher plants...
How can anyone not find these crazy cool?
The striped and furry ones are extra cool.
There are also a few dyckia...
Haworthia (I bought this one)...
There are some nice aloes and...
...a huge Euphorbia Ammak 'variegata'
That had to be braced to the ceiling rafters, $499 and you can take this beast home! (or 30% off $499 after the 15th...)
There's also a much smaller E. Ammak 'variegata'.
I am not a fan of Euphorbia flanaganii, but I know many people love them.
Euphorbia 'Zig Zag'
Euphorbia something (the tag was illegible)
There's a favorite...
Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'
Kalanchoe delagoensis daigremontiana (the pink ones)
Are you getting the idea there's a lot of good stuff here? Oh and you know what, they've got regular houseplants too, if that's your thing.
This was the first I recall seeing Monvillea spegazzinii
They all had vastly different shapes and personalities.
This is the one that came home with me, it wasn't worth waiting for the sale and risking it being gone.
Something is missing here, oh no! They dug out the Agave gypsophila 'Blue Wave' that bloomed (probably because it was dead) and all of it's pups. No attempt to replant the area instead they got rid of the spot it used to be in. Sad.
Well back to all the happy plants. I know where I'm going to be on Thursday morning! (I was NOT compensated by Portland Nursery for this post, I just wanted to share the excitement and the cool plants)
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