Oh the magic of the internet! Sometime back I stumbled upon the fact you can buy plants near the visitors center at the Washington Park Arboretum, in Seattle. I didn't even know there was a visitors center, let alone a greenhouse. I filed that information away, should I ever have a few extra minutes in Seattle, and finally made use of it during a recent visit. Pulling into the parking lot look what I saw...Agaves! They made a nice welcome...
Agave parry var. couesii
Looking a little rough, but alive and reproducing.
There was a small display of plants available for purchase in front of the visitors center.
And it turns out they were 25% off too!
I bought this little guy for $4, or actually $3 - what a bargain.
This blooming Correa was tempting.
Zone 9 though...
Photos from around the visitors center...
Wandering on toward the greenhouse...
Nice sized Grevillea victoriae.
I felt an irrational desire to own that cement pipe.
It seemed rather perfect to discover this place on a misty October day.
More plants for sale!
I guess there was a big sale back in September (FallAbundance), judging by what was still available in October I bet the sale was amazing.
Tiny Daphniphyllum macropodum...
Little Trochodendron aralioides (Wheel Tree)...
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'
And a Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Rainbow’, only $7!!!
Great plants, great prices.
Although the greenhouse was looking a little empty.
A perfect Sciadopitys verticillata aka Japanese Umbrella Pine.
And finally, as I went in to pay for my little tree heath, check out the color on that fern! (Woodwardia radicans perhaps?)
It was great fun visit to the Pat Calvert Greenhouse area, I think I'll be back.
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