I recently stopped in for a visit at Blooming Junction in Cornelius, Oregon...
It's a nursery and produce stand...
And they've got a nice display garden between the parking lot and the retail area.
If memory serves Blooming Junction opened late in 2013. It's the retail location of the wholesale grower Blooming Nursery. I'd intended to visit before now but since they're about 26 (trafficy) miles away, in a direction I rarely travel, I just hadn't made the trip.
I figured they'd have a good selection of Agaves, since I see their stock at several area nurseries, so I don't know why I was surprised to see so many growing in the display garden...
Also a surprise, how much l liked this here, growing in the rock...
Capsicum annuum 'Black Pearl', I've been on the look out for this plant, it's too late in the season to spend that much $ on an annual though...
I like the old farm vibe they've got going on here.
And I love the old stock tank!
This beauty was labeled as Agave schidigera 'Mr. Ripples', I've never seen the "schidigera" part of the name when referring to Mr. Ripples. Writing about Agave 'Mr. Ripples' San Marcos Growers says "This plant, thought to possibly be a naturally occurring hybrid between Agave salmiana and Agave americana var. protoamericana, was named by Wade Roitsch of Yucca Do Nursery"...
Agave ovatifolia 'Frosty Blue'
Agave bracteosa 'Calamar'
Agave parryi ssp. truncata
Agave overload? Never! Still, it's time to look around and see what else they've got.
I should have put something in this photo for scale, so you'd realize just how huge those leaves are. This isn't your average Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart', it's 'Godzilla'!
Ligularia 'Osiris Cafe Noir', I had one of these - the darn thing just disappeared!
Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues', I almost bought it.
I dread the day my Albizia julibrissin 'Summer Chocolate' decides to bloom. Although these weren't as pink as others I've seen - which would be nice, should mine ever bloom.
I suspect this is the water source for the nursery?
With my back to the pond I am looking back at the nursery.
Before we leave I want to share the unique (to my experience) watering system here. Water is gurgling up and out of that black thing, filling the plant tables with water.
Here you can see it flooding in.
Pretty cool right? Luckily plants.
So what did I buy? Well you've already seen them both featured in another post. An Agave bracteosa 'Calamar'...
And Agave ocahui. I could have bought much more!
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