You know how you're just driving down the road, headed home and all of a sudden you find yourself in a nursery parking lot? Ya, I love when that happens. Today's unexpected visit is a stop at Marbott's Nursery in NE Portland. Old school, family owned, and wonderful.
Euphorbia polychroma 'Bonfire'
Has anyone had success with this plant? I was thrilled a couple of years ago when I first discovered it. Then a blog commenter said something like "ya, good luck, mine disappeared after the first year" – I thought "whadda spoil-sport!" But you know what, they were right.
This on the other hand is a perfect little plant, season after season. Saxifraga macnabiana...
I'm still in the midst of major Abutilon lust, but this one?
I just don't like how busy the leaves are.
Cordyline banksii Electric Star
The variegation is so fabulous on this plant. I bought the last gallon sized plant they had in spring of 2015, might have to go back for a couple of these 4" plants (still hefty at $9.95)
More summer! Love the colors...
Papyrus. I had to laugh when I saw these, remembering the times old Mr. Marbott told me he wouldn't sell me one because it was too early, still to cold...
I got a similar warning this time when I walked in: "Don't even look at the tomatoes, still too early..." Yes sir, I won't even look at the tomatoes.
Thank goodness for signage. I thought this looked pretty sweet.
But ugh, look at what it turns into! (pardon me if you think that's attractive)...
WOW and double WOW!
I seriously considered the purchase...
I mean look at all those flowers! The plant however, it really wasn't that attractive. But the flowers!
Lewisia! Love the plant and the flowers.
And who says color has to come from flowers?
Finally this guy...isn't he just cute in his fuzzy green robe?
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