Today we return to the exciting day when Ann, Evan, Patricia and I visited Dick's greenhouse (prior post here).
There were layers and layers of plants. Plants growing on plants. Plants that had long ago left their container behind and just decided to grow where they landed, and there were so many amazing arrangements of mounted plants...
This mounted Bromeliad nearly came home with me.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to just take this whole section home?
I bought a couple of these little epiphytic ferns (Lemmaphyllum microphyllum) last fall at the Pat Calvert greenhouse, I wanted to take this one home too, but was out of money.
I loved this plants on a log design...
And check out these Tillandsia just growing on a corner of the wooden table support.
This mass of Bromeliad goodness was on another corner piece. If I had something similar to mount them on here at home I would have been tempted to try and purchase them.
The back view.
A little moss and you're good to go.
Tillandisa, and moss...
And Tillandsia on other plants as support...
The dripping effect of the moss should help you understand just how humid it is inside the greenhouse.
This planter Dick made was a favorite design, although the color wasn't really my style.
I love it's minimalism.
This disc supported by a center rod was even more minimalist.
I loved it.
When it came time to actually purchase a planter though I went with a little more decorative version.
I simply ADORE this leaf and owe Patrica a huge thank you for letting me be the one to take it home. I have no clue if she saw it first or we saw it at the same time. She may have even done something that called my attention to it. All I know is that it was love at first sight and she let me buy it.
Thanks to all the inspiration from this greenhouse visit I dug out my copy of Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces, by George Schenk. I'm rereading a few chapters and dreaming about summer.
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