Monday, January 22, 2018

Hurry and get to the Portland Nursery 30% off Houseplant Sale!

Sorry for the late notice, I meant to write about this earlier. You've got until closing on Wednesday January 24th to get to either (or both) Portland Nursery locations to enjoy 30% off their houseplants and containers...(more info here)

I was there opening morning, because you never know what you might need ("Need" in quotations of course). Like maybe this Euphorbia acrurensis, only $269.99...wait, make that $189 with the discount!

These crazy about to bust-open-in-bloom Aloes (x Humilis Hedgehog) were only $16.99 before the sale, such a bargain. At $11.90 how could you not grab one?

Echeveria lilacina, what a looker.

I adore these Haworthia, such fabulous textures.

Speciman! Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, aka the bottle palm, only $449.99, pre-sale...

Holy Philodendron!

Or rather _______ outrageous Philly. Hey! This is a family show Portland Nursery!

The Bromeliad offerings ran to the colorful-bloom side of things, as opposed to the interesting foliage side.

Uhm, I had one of these that I hauled all the way back from California. It's dead now.

Common names can be so hilarious.

I saw a story on Ficus pumila over on Gardenista the other day, they listed it as a Zone 8 plant. Folks this is not a Zone 8 plant.

Hmm, there's a varigated version. Too busy for me.

However the folks at Portland Nursery are working a combo of both types on their drinking fountain.

This variegation I adore! (Calathea species)

Tillandsia are included in the 30% off sale. If it were summertime I might have allowed myself to be tempted. However I'm already trying to care for about a 100 (it feels that way at least) "air plants" indoors this winter. No more!

That first batch of photos was from the Portland Nursery Division St location. Of course I stopped at the Stark Street store too...they've build a CMU wall display...

So dark he was almost black.

Claire's pots are part of the sale!

Ah, a few "foliage first" Bromeliads.

And a few luscious bloomers...

So what did I buy? Well for a person who didn't really plan on buying anything, I went a little crazy.

Nepenthes alatam (wish me luck)...

And...

I've never much been a fan of this particular Bromeliad (B. fasciata) but for some reason I had to have this one. My love for it hasn't faded one bit in the days since purchasing.

This spotty (prolific pupper) Bromeliad came without a name.

Had to have a couple "Moses in a Boat"

And a creeping Ficus, I used have a dozen or so of these years ago (college dorm days). They don't like to dry out at all, I remember that.

And I bought a pair of Euphorbia  platyclada, I bought one a few years back at Garden Fever and have wanted a couple more, so I could really make a brown (dead-looking) plant statement.

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18 comments:

  1. The Aechmea fasciata is stunning, pink flower and all.
    And then there is Euphorbia platyclada ... I'm certain you'll create a most fabulous (dead-looking) plant statement with it :-)

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    1. I will! I’m good with deal looking plants.

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  2. Cool stuff! I was just at Molbak's houseplant sale yesterday. I should get a post up, they had a few interesting things too. But I bought some black (well, blackish) Hellebores.

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    1. I need to add to my Hellebore collection!

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  3. Good shopping! I get your attraction to the Bromiliad fasciata: there’s just something about that combination of the variegated gray-green foliage framing that perfectly-shaped, Mamie-pink flower that’s very compelling.

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    1. I wonder if it will send out the blue flowers? And if I’ll still love it?

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  4. Oh those gray pots! Bought a pot of Muscari bulbs recently for something to have growing indoors and it turns out they are M. Valerie Finis variety so I feel like a made a plant sale killing — by accident.

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    1. Accident? Or you’re just more of a pro than you realize?

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  5. Nice haul. Especially impressive since you'd planned on buying nothing. Hope you have fun wih your new Nepenthes, they're really cool looking plants!

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    1. I just hope I can keep it alive...any tips?

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  6. What a fabulous sale! I'd have come home laden with plants too. I can't remember ever seeing a house plant (or succulent) sale here - what's with that?! Could your unlabeled bromeliad be Vrisea ospinae var gruberi? It looks a bit like mine.

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    1. I think it’s because they know we’re all “ready to garden” here, and houseplants are the safe bet. You never know what winter might still have up its sleeve.

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  7. A friend of mine had a B.fasciata years ago. It lived a long time and rebloomed for her. I have only seen nepenthes alatam in botanical gardens. I hope you have good luck with all of your fine purchases.

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  8. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed with the sale this year, though I didn't make it back after the first day to see what else might have come in. I still managed to find a few things: a baby Norfolk Island pine (which I've wanted since I was very young but for some reason have never purchased), a Sansevieria 'Moonshine' from the Stark location, and the other of those spotty bromeliads which you got one of. Mine was labeled Vriesea ospinae ssp. gruberi, but I think it's the straight species, Vriesea ospinae. You can see it in the upper left of your bromeliad photo. I'm less sure about yours. It could be gruberi. It looks a bit like my gruberi with the smudge pattern. Ficus pumila varies in hardiness. Far Reaches sells a clone that Steve Hootman found growing in Philadelphia. I think PDN has sold it, too, and it grows up the side of Tony's garage. Cistus also has a clone reportedly hardy to zone 7b.

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    1. I almost chose “your” bromeliad as it was spottier, but mine had more pups. Tough choice! Thanks for the Ficus pumila info, I think I’ll have to hunt down that Cistus clone and give it a try.

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  9. Ficus pumila--thug city here. Other than that I'll take one of everything, especially the Haworthias.

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    1. The price you pay for a milder climate...

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