Just up the street a couple of miles (from my brother's house in Phoenix) is The Green Goddess, I managed to pay a visit last October...
They're on a very busy street (6 lanes worth of traffic), but still have a sweet little display garden out front.
As you enter it's container madness!
Funny most of the glazed pots were under shade cloth, while most of the plants were not.
I saw these Pachypodium shortly after Alan had posted about his blooming...
They were gorgeous!
Agave bracteosa (5gal for $90)
I've never seen one with such a tight "up-do" in the center...(must be trying to shade the newly emerging leaves?)...
So many boxed Cactus!
The label said Cardboard palm, what a sad name.
Cycas circinalis (it was huge, with a huge price tag of $525).
Yucca rostrata ($425)
Agave bovicornuta? (couldn't find a label)
Aloe ramosissima (25gal, $500)
Lest you think it was all spikes and thorns they had leafy plants too...
Like this Caesalpinia pulcherrima.
There was a humongous bird house in the center of the nursery.
Some of them looked great, while it was obvious others weren't doing so well. I'm not going to share the sad photos.
Hey guess what, birds bite!
Love the little blue guys with their arms up in the air.
This is not a happy Agave parryi.
Agave colorata, in the front.
Agave weberi, look ma...no teeth!
Did I mention there were plenty of Agaves?
Agave pygmae, quite attractive...
I think that's Agave desmettiana 'Quicksilver'...
No label, I think it's Agave gypsophila?
And now for something completely different.
And not in a good way.
You were warned...
It seemed painted to match their odd metal flower sculptures. Ugh.
If you must have "garden art" maybe just stick to the rusted metal?
Weather Diary, February 2: Hi 39, Low 32/ Precip trace
All material © 2009-2017 by Loree Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.