It seems that Andrew and I cannot make the trip up to Seattle without stopping in Tacoma on the way. Our latest outing was back on February 20th, headed up for the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. We stopped in Tacoma for lunch and then Andrew wanted to visit the Tacoma Book Center. I considered my options and decided to head over to Watson's.
There were still remnants of their obscene snowfall.
I went to put our coffee cups in the parking lot can and caught sight of color. Huh. What's up with the primrose toss?
There were still plenty of primroses on display...
I know this as Leucothoe fontanesiana 'rainbow', the tag read Rainbow Drooping Fetterbush. That's a mouthful.
Have I already mentioned the issue with Helleborus foetidus?
Every single nursery that carries this plant has non-blooming ones for sale. Every nursery. Every plant. No blooms. What's up with that?
I'm surprised some wise-acre hasn't started a fire and then sat back and enjoyed it.
Kokedama daffodils, that's a first for me.
Which came first, the watering cans or the orchids?
So many Sansevieria...
Bromeliad and Croton seem to be quite the popular combo.
Cryptanthus, which I managed to pass by, barely.
And more Kokedama....
I didn't buy any plants at this stop, but picked up one of the medium sized metal wall planters. I have two of the small and thought another size would be interesting.
Andrew was still happily ensconced at the book store so I traveled on to Windmill...
Where I admired the colorful Bergenia...
But then quickly hustled indoors because it was cold! This interesting twiggy treatment was along the back wall of the indoor area.
Oh! Love a half off sale...
And briefly considered this little guy until I came to my senses and just said no.
I've been here once or twice before and don't remember the indoor tropical garden.
Look at the size of that Croton!
With a bloom even.
Finally it was time to make my way back to the car, back to Andrew.
I wanted to be tempted by a Bromeliad...
But nothing on this visit.
Weather Diary, March 11: Hi 57, Low 29/ Precip .19"
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