I carried one of these Woodwardia unigemmata around with me for awhile. I eventually put it back, and I'm still wondering if that was the right choice. There's a metal planter next to our A/C unit with a Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' in it, it's gradually gotten shaded out and I thought this would be a nice alternative.
Spikes, happy in the sun.
I might need to replicate this combo in my garden, the Sedum color certainly accentuates the colorful spikes.
I hadn't previously noticed the Agaves planted in the ground, maybe they're new?
Although the state of this poor Dyckia doesn't say new. Somebody weed that poor thing!
Maybe they're afraid to get to close, since this guy is lurking nearby.
Hebe 'Grethe', that's a new one to me.
The tag says Zone 8, but I couldn't help but think of the local adage that only the small leaf Hebes are truly hardy here.
'Tis ornamental cabbage and kale season, and no, I haven't bought a single one, nor do I plan to.
The nursery was awash in Leonotis leonurus, I wonder if they ordered them in blooming?
Hmmm, very interesting. Calluna vulgaris Skyline Sydney...the chartreuse sibling to Calluna vulgaris Skyline Stockholm, which I've recently bought a few of. Two of these came home with me...
In case you were wondering, there were Mums, a lot of them.
And these guys! This nursery is the first place I ever saw skeleton flamingos. Being a lover of the pink plastic flamingos I immediately loved this version.
And who could say no to a tall container arrangement with a flamingo skeleton at the top!?
Out back it's like summer was still in full force...
Love this! I remember it from last summer (?), it just keeps getting better.
I actually had this Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins' in my basket, ready to purchase, before I asked myself what the hell I was thinking. It's October! Don't you already have enough non-hardy succulents to overwinter?
Ditto for the Sedum carnicolor...
Nope. didn't even pick this one up. See, I was learning!
That's fun! And could be yours, for $145...
I was so excited to see a name on this Opuntia, since mine has been untraceable. Sadly when I looked up Opuntia senilis, I was told it was an unresolved name...
I've walked under that grape arbor countless times, but this is the first time I've ever really noticed it.
And there were grapes!
The "old homestead" has become a cafe, which I'm sure has increased the nursery traffic significantly.
Okay, time to head in and pay for my pair of Calluna vulgaris Skyline Sydney...
Weather Diary, Oct 18: Hi 72, Low 41/ Precip 0
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