Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday Vignette...The Haul

A better blogger would have arranged all the plants in one epic photo for this Haul/Wednesday Vignette post. I am not that blogger. Thus I'm stretching the boundaries of the meme and sharing several photos, with the idea that it's all about The Haul, and thus befitting of a Wednesday Vignette...

The photo above is my Thursday Field-Trip Haul (I wrote a little about that adventure yesterday).

The Lonicera (L. x brownii 'Dropmore Scarlet') was only $9.99 at Means Nursery and is a blooming fool. So hard to resist with all those flowers...

The other tall vine is a Passiflora...

From Garden Fever, and there are tons of buds! Although I didn't manage to photograph a single one.

I also grabbed another of these containers at Garden Fever, now I have three — all from different nurseries.

At just $2.99 I "needed" another Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
And since Garden Fever had a nice selection of Annie's Annuals plants I couldn't refuse a Passiflora actinia (check out the amazing flower), now I've got to find just the perfect place for it.
Cistus Nursery is where I picked up this wonderful Opuntia basilaris 'Bugsy', the pads are so round!

Also from Cistus, Lupinus albifrons — from Bixy Bridge CA.
And another Astelia 'Red Devil', because you can never have enough Astelia.

This fine Yucca faxoniana also came from Cistus. I adore it.

Those curls!

From our stop at Xera on field-trip day (but left in Heather's car so not photographed with it's amigos), Arisaema sikokianum ‘Silver Leaf'...

And here's the Hortlandia Haul...

Yes. It's a Sinopanax formosanus. Yes it was expensive. Yes, I'm thrilled.

Bankisa serrata, trying it again. Becuase of those leaves!
Loved the color and form of this Sarracenia.
And this one too!

Aloe erinacea, I've loved this Aloe for quite awhile, glad to finally have one. Now I just hope it grows!
A pair of Leonotis leonurus, lots of orange whorls in my future!

And finally, another Passiflora, this one is P. jamesonii 'Coral Seas', an annual in my climate. I've grown this one before and it's flowers are fantastic.

Am I right? (photo from October of 2015)...

Weather Diary, April 17: Hi 57, Low 44/ Precip trace

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26 comments:

  1. A good haul! That looks like an interesting Aloe.

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    1. There's one of those Aloes at the Huntington that I drool on every time I visit. Hoov has one too, but I didn't drool on her plant.

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  2. I must remember not to ever go shopping with you (or Peter). I think you may be even crazier than I am when it comes to plant shopping.

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  3. Lots of goodies. Can't wait to see where they will go.

    On a related note, I just got my first Astelia 'Red Devil'. Not sure where to put it yet...

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  4. Delicious fun! Love the frilly Yucca. Nice haul, Loree.

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  5. Wow, that was a good day hunting! Your choice of plants is alway so fun...love the leaves,curls, colors and the future flowers! Here comes the sun!

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    1. Actually you called it. After weeks of grey and rain we're finally getting some sun.

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  6. Ooh the color of that last passiflora is amazing. Glad you got such a nice specimen of Sinopanax formosanus! Great haul. Happy planting!

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    1. I love that you shared a haul photo today too!

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  7. Looking good, Loree. I am growing Cerinthe from seed this year. So far I've got four plants. Fingers crossed that they grow and bloom and reseed in my garden. I think I might need that Astelia.

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    1. I've got two seedlings from last year's plants that wintered over (a first) and are about to bloom. Such a cool flower!

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  8. What a great haul. I would not be able to resist that Opuntia either; what a beauty. All so much more colorful than our current snowfall.

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    1. It's got to end sometime, right?

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  9. Excellent haul! Wondering what you consider "expensive," but I'm not trying to drag a number out of you! I'll ask you at the fling ;) I thought Monrovia was going to market sinopanax...

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    1. From what I hear they are VERY hard to root, hence the price. But of course Monrovia would probably be doing tissue culture.

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  10. I don't think there is a better blogger, Loree. Love the Arisaema! I'll be interested in your future posts about it. Also, the Sarracenia--I remember seeing them in the wild at the Ridges Sanctuary in Door County, Wis. You would love it there if you're ever traveling to the area. Incredible rare, boggy plants. Anyway, great post!

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    1. Ah, thanks Beth! I would love to see Sarracenia in the wild someday.

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  11. And now that everyone knows about that Arisaema, Heather can't conveniently "forget" to return it. Heh. I have to admit that Opuntia is adorable. And that Banksia! Love those leaves!

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    1. It's already in my possession. I wasn't gonna risk it.

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  12. It's arranged well enough! And so many goodies, inspiring me to go plant shopping soon...

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