At Bauman Farms...
A week ago was my birthday, it was a nice relaxing day. I decided to take Lila with me and go on a little afternoon road trip down through bits of the Willamette Valley (nearly 3-1/2 hours round trip...an hour-ish to get there, an hour-ish while there (because having Lila with you slows everything down), and an hour and a half home, cause there's always traffic in the afternoon). I thought about going to Cistus but decided it was time to make a trip to Bauman's, I hadn't been since 2013, I'll visit Cistus soon - don't you worry.
So, let's have look around, shall we? It's a Ligustrum delavayanum (aka Privet) fountain...
$249.99 and it can be yours.
It's actually quite well done, if you're into topiary.
And it's portable too!
These succulent plantings have been here awhile, I imagine they spruce them up every spring.
I love curly willow, it takes me back to my childhood.
The dark-leaved Ninbark just might top a list of plants I think about buying, but don't.
Okay, time to see what's inside the greenhouse.
I bought a gorgeous Gunnera earlier this spring, to replace an older one that up and died. I thought it (my established plant) suffered from lack of water last summer, and combined with my failing to cover it before cold temps, well that's why it failed to come back this spring. No, I think it was shaded out by encroaching Laurel and big Tetrapanax leaves. The new one isn't looking so good and I've stayed on top of the watering. Damn.
It's the Little Prince frog!
I like this planter.
And this pattern.
And this plant!
I bought a nice Sharkskin Agave like this when I last visited here in 2013.
What? October Daphne? Have you ever heard of a Sedum referred to by that name?
A tropical island...
And there are more succulents. I wish Sedum hakonense ‘Chocolate Ball’ was a stronger plant. I love the look but they just tend to disappear after a season (in my experience).
Wow, did TL of Casa Mariposa get a hold of these Agaves? They've had they're spikes removed, and she's an admited hater of spikes.
So what did I leave with? (it was my birthday, I had to buys something!). Well I didn't need another Agave 'Sharkskin' but that big, bad, boy was only $16.99! It's HUGE.
Of course it came home with me.
Ceanothus griseus var. horizontalis 'Diamond Heights', after cutting back my Euphorbia 'Excalibur' there was a patch of empty soil. This will cover that up nicely while still allowing the Euphorbia to come back as it can.
And a Kalanchoe pumila jumped in the cart too. I like the serrated leaves.
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