(too much winter! my mind wanders back to Phoenix in October...)
My sister-in-law wanted to meet-up to get my opinion on paint colors and you know I love to check out the plant offerings at the big box stores when I travel (previous posts from Tucson and Berkeley) so off to the H.D. we went...
I love how the ultra-dangerous Opuntia are right out there in front, where people pass by on their way to their cars. Hopefully small kids in Phoenix are smart enough to know hands-off.
That's a fun mix of colors! 5-gallon mixed Cotyledon species $18.98
Always love the barrels.
"Firesticks" 10" pot for $24.98 (doesn't that seem a little pricey?)
Marked as "Gypsum Agave" (Agave gypsophila), not so sure about that one.
This one seems more like it! ($22.98)
Purdy! Agave celsii 'Multicolor' (12" $45.98).
Cotyledon teretifolia, also marked as Finger Aloe — which I thought an odd name (2-gallon $12.98). I'd of bought one of these, if I could have got it home without destroying the chalky beauty.
What a bargain that "cactus" is!
Yes, I almost bought three of them.
Agave angustifolia 'variegata'
Cool plant ($19.98)
Love the Muhly Grass...
The infamous "ass't succulents"
I know I'm focusing on the prices of things, but isn't that why people shop at stores like this? These 8" pots were $18.98. Again I feel like that's a little high...isn't it?
Maybe I just have some misconceived notion that these things should be cheaper here.
Ah, interesting Echium candicans 'Pride of Madeira', that's fun. I should have grabbed one of these and begged my brother to plant it.
Dasylirion wheeleri, 5-gallon (small plants) for $18.98.
And finally Bougainvillea 'Flame' — it's orange! 2.25-gallon for $10.98, I wanted to buy them all...
Weather Diary, January 12: Hi 33, Low 18 / Precip .06, mostly sunny clear skies
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