In early December I made a quick trip down to Berkeley, CA, for a Pacific Horticulture Society board meeting. I arrived a little early and had some time to kill, and since The Dry Garden was only six or so blocks away it was an easy walking destination....
This was my second visit to this nursery, the first was back in 2014. Yucca rostrata, "only" $875...
Even though our winter here in Portland had been remarkably mild, it was still heavenly to be walking around a sunny, warm, nursery on December 7th. (past tense alert, note I said "had been" currently things are not so mild, winter has decided to make an appearance at the beginning of February and there's snow out there in the garden this morning).
Trevesia palmata, the snowflake aralia.
Aloidendron ramosissimum, formerly Aloe ramosissima
New growth on a Cycad in December...
There were several I lusted after, but that guy in the middle, with the orange frame, he's the one I bought. Quesnelia marmorata 'Tim Plowman'...I'd not seen one "in real life" before and jumped at the opportunity, even though he was a little pale. Turns out the biggest of the plants in the pot had bloomed, but the offsets that I potted up are already looking great (with exaggerated curls!)
There was an Agave attenuata for every one!
I didn't notice while I was taking this shot, but love how the street tree ended up being the face's hair.
Since I was flying with only a carry on the one Bromeliad purchase was all I dared make, but that didn't stop me from dreaming.
I can't imagine being able to grow Anigozanthos outdoors, year round.
The same goes for Bougainvillea.
That's a lot of Aeoniums!
Agave parrasana 'Fireball'
Agave 'Sun Glow'
Hmmm, didn't get this one's name, still, I should know what it is, but...
Everybody loves The Dry Garden
Little guys in the greenhouse...
And one last photo, Sonchus canariensis, I bought one if these when I visited in 2014 and still have it. I do wish I were able to visit this place more often.
Weather Diary, Feb 4: Hi 38, Low 30/ Precip 1" snow (some of which fell after midnight but I'm lumping it together)
All material © 2009-2019 by Loree Bohl for danger garden. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited and just plain rude.