To refresh your memory last weekend was rather planty (read all about it here). I knew I'd be exposed to lots of plant purchasing opportunities but didn't figure I'd end up with much. Ya, you all know me better than that, right?
Starting at the beginning (because that's generally best), before we even left the house on Friday I was the proud owner of several new plants, thanks to Gerhard's generosity. He'd recently been to Annie's Annuals and bought me a pair of Bukiniczia cabulica (aka cloudy cabbages, as named by TVojt). I ordered a trio of these back in August, when I saw they were available, but was THRILLED to have another couple to play with. I am rich!
Gerhard also knows of my love for silver Lupine and brought me a Lupinus sericatus, how beautiful is this? Wish me luck keeping it alive, I've lost more than one in the past.
revealed here) and brought me a pup. San Marcos says it's hardy to 10F, perhaps I'll plant it out in the spring?
Schizostylis coccinea is a plant I've meant to buy for years now. The stars finally aligned and I purchased a pair of 'Oregon Sunset' at Portland Nursery. Ya, that's them nestled into my holding tank (aka the cutting garden tank in the drive, once I cut the Moluccella laevis.
Here's my haul from Cistus. On the left Juniperus communis v saxatilis, and on the right Choisya dumosa. Looking up the Choisya in the nursery I found reference to it being rather compact, that's what sealed the deal...
The Juniper was one Gerhard and I spotted in the the hoop-houses (not retail). It's a low-grower and absolutely perfect for an area where I needed a groundcover to knit things together.
This HOT Sarracenia purpurea was a purchase at the HPSO PlantFest plant sale, from Carni Flora PDX.
My friend Linda Callahan is the source for this spiky beauty. See that lime streak on the upper leaf? She's got an Agave gentryi that's got the same interesting (totally random) variegation and it's throwing out pups that continue the trend.
Our stop at Tamara's netted me a couple of Verbascum blattaria...
I fell hard for the foliage and these fabulous seed balls back when I visited her garden in August. She dug a couple of plants for me this weekend which are already planted out in my garden.
Tamara also told us about what a great plant source her local Ace Hardware store is, of course we (Gerhard, Kathy and I) stopped there on our way out of town. Funny thing though, they were having a half-off sale! I bought a little Passiflora insurance (winter) for only $8...
And two pots of Yucca aloifolia 'Purpurea' aka Yucca desmetiana 'Blue Boy' (both with two plants per pot) for only $6.79 total. WOW!
My final plant acquisition of the weekend happened at Garden Fever, where I bought three of this Calluna vulgaris 'Stockholm'. I remember first seeing them at Farwest back in 2014, I'm happy to finally have them here in my garden. Isn't it the cutest?
Now where am I going to plant all these things...???
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