Merrifield's Garden Center was an early morning stop on the last day of the 2017 Garden Bloggers Fling in the Capital Region. I was still half asleep, and really just wanted to focus on shopping, so my camera stayed in my bag until I spotted a couple of Opuntia and had to take their photo.
Poor things, hanging out among all the perennials in Virginia hoping to inspire some future desert plant lover...
I'd of bought them if getting them home wouldn't have been such an undertaking.
Hopefully someone else will come along and show them some love.
If you're curious about the place and would like to see more Kris did a great job of getting some wide shots and shared them on her blog here. Oh! There were Yuccas too...
And this beauty, which I did snap up and tote home.
Alternanthera 'Little Ruby'
In warm locations it will be a short lived perennial, of course in my garden it's an annual.
It's a shame to let foliage that gorgeous just die of though, right?
So I'm trying to get a few rooted cuttings to live on.
To hunker-down and live through winter indoors and then explode in the garden next spring. These have been planted up for awhile now and are doing their best to hang on.
These are newly cut and rooting (that's the last of the fresh Basil on the right). Wish me luck!
Weather Diary, Nov 1: Hi 58, Low 47/ Precip trace
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