Monday, January 12, 2015

Houseplant and pottery sale at Portland Nursery...

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...

Gasteria

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'

Faucaria tigrina

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.

Opuntia monacantha

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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26 comments:

  1. I spot a Dyckia marnier lapostollei there as well...

    You can always return your plant purchase on Thursday then buy it back again immediately with the 30% off (kidding!) :)

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    1. Good eye! I completely missed that one when I was there and only noticed it when uploading my pictures. I wonder if it will still be there on Thursday...

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  2. Some unusual stuff here I haven't seen before. I think you go the best of the lot with that corrugated haworthia.

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    1. It's pretty cute isn't it? And there are two tiny pups in the pot too!

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  3. I'd love to be rummaging through that greenhouse right now (or rather this Thursday). One of those gasteria and the Monvillea spegazzinii would definitely come home with me. I love the subtle variegation on the gasteria. The name of the Monvillea (mostly the spegazzinii part) made me laugh and the plant is intriguing enough that I had to look it up. Again, the subtle colors and patterns are what drew my eye, and the crazy cool shapes!

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    1. Ya wish you could be there! Have you visited the Division St PDX Nursery before? Pretty fabulous. I already have a little gasteria like those, otherwise I might have been tempted. Oh and the Monvillea spegazzinii will always be Monvillea spaghetti to me...

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  4. One of my all time favorite plants to "kill with love" is Faucaria tigrina - Since I was a child, I have loved Tiger's Jaws. But alas, I can kill them so easily with overwatering. I'm not allowed to have Lithops either for the same reason.

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    1. Ah you and me both. I swear I never water them and yet BOOM! They're a soggy dead mess.

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  5. Nice stuff! The houseplant section in our nurseries is all leafy jungly stuff.

    I had a brief thing for pitcher plants a few years but never bought any because they don't do well in our climate. But in terms of coolness, they're hard to beat.

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    1. There is definitely the leafy jungly part, which has some great plants, but of course this section is what I consider important. I've never had a pitcher plant, perhaps it's time...

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  6. WooHoo! They have some cool stuff! I recently passed up a somewhat ordinary looking pitcher plant at Molbak's houseplant sale, but if they had had those furry ones, I would probably have indulged myself. And that variegated Opuntia is fabulous. So much there to drool over.

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    1. After you drop Nigel off at the train station you could just accidentally head south on I-5...

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    2. Hah! I'm pretty sure you were joking, but believe me, I'm considering it...

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  7. "Oh and you know what, they've got regular houseplants too, if that's your thing." My favorite line of this post :) Thanks for the heads up on the sale....I will likely find myself there this coming weekend!

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    1. I'm glad someone enjoyed my attempt at a bit of humor! Can't wait to find out what you buy.

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  8. Can I be cheeky and ask your advice? I have one of those Kalanchoë thyrsifolia (the paddle kalanchoe) that's in some of the pictures, but its lower leaves (?) are dying. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Of course! (not cheeky at all) However all I can tell you is that mine's done the same thing. I've got one that's probably 5 or 6 years old and the main plant has developed quite the tall stalk as it's grown and the lower leaves have died. It's also developed new little plants around the base so it's not just one tall gangly looking thing. I have heard that if you don't like the look you can just chop off the top and after letting it callus over plant it and it will reroot.

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    2. Thanks. Yes, mine has little plants developing too.. I will leave them and see what happens!

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  9. Wow! Can't believe it's time for the big sale again already. Lots of great and regular plants there. Hope you take home even more green kids when you visit on Thursday! Thanks for the teaser.

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    1. Time flies, faster and faster it seems.

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  10. Wow! Between your post and Alison's I'm once again regretting that I don't live in the PNW. I bought a slew of succulents over the weekend too (using a gift card but it would have gone further if there had also been a sale). I would have loved to have found that Haworthia.

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    1. Our nurseries have discovered the secret to keeping us happy in the winter time.

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  11. Fabulous selection! And to think that the stars are aligning, and I will actually be in that area on Thursday morning... Thanks for the heads-up!

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  12. Greenhouse plants for some, but all outside plants for you...at some point in the year! Good warm-up,, too.

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  13. Timely! R gave me a PN gift certificate and I've been battling to hold off until spring.

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