I was there opening morning, because you never know what you might need ("Need" in quotations of course). Like maybe this Euphorbia acrurensis,
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...
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 alata (wish me luck)...
I've never much been a fan of this particular Bromeliad (Aechmea 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 (I've since learned it is Vriesea ospinae)
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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