Friday, June 21, 2019

Thicket on Alberta, it's been too long...

Thicket, on Alberta street, is a little over a mile from my house. So why don't I visit more often? That's what I'm asking myself...

I finally broke my long dry spell when I stopped in a couple weeks ago, after finding myself early for a dinner date with my husband. I'm glad I did...

Thicket has always been a super charming location, but they've doubled, if not tripled their plant selection since I last visited. More plants is always a good thing.

Euphorbia Blackbird'

Abutilon pictum 'Thompsonii'

I think these are old Restoration Hardware chairs, from back when Restoration Hardware was still cool, not the McMansion furniture company it is now...

So many plants...

A houseplant greenhouse, let's go inside...



Love that blue...

Back outside.

Disporum cantoniense 'Moonlight'

Pachysandra axillaris 'Windcliff Fragrant'

There's Adria, owner of Thicket. Which reminds me to share the link to a video from PlantPop which featured her and the shop, you can watch it here.

There are so many wonderful spaces to explore at Thicket.

And spiky plants too...

The shade sails must be as nice on a bright sunny day as they were on this slightly drizzly evening.

Lotus maculatus 'Gold Flash'

I'm excited to make Thicket a regular stop on my nursery rotation, I don't know why it took me so long to get back there but I definitely won't let that happen again!

Weather Diary, June 20: Hi 69, Low 54/ Precip .07"

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  1. I always forget to visit Todd's Nursery which is near me, and has quite a large selection of plants. I went to Thicket once, but it was early in the season and they didn't have much for sale. It was pretty deserted. I should go back.

  2. I love the galvanized containers in the back. The rectangular shape seems unusual.
    Was that a Digiplexis bloom? It's gorgeous. I remember when they were all the rage... I tried it a couple of times but it didn't return the following year. I'm sticking with old fashioned and reliable digitalis.

    1. Yes that rectangular shape caught my eye, they were great containers. And yes, I think that was a Digiplexis bloom, it had been snapped in two (thus the odd angle) but still looked great.

  3. Okay, this is getting weird. A few weeks after I dragged a rusted mattress spring home I see it used as in your photo and in the same fashion on the sfgirlbybay blog. I was thinking of making a light fixture but ultimately decided to chop it up into spiral components to play around with because I didn't want anything obviously mattressy. And you'll be pleased to know I stripped the rust and painted them black ;) But how weird that there's brains out there like mine...

  4. Looks like such a fun place to explore with so many different areas and nook and crannies. Some of the containers on the high shelves caught my eye as did the absolutely gorgeous Disporum cantoniense 'Moonlight'. Ticks all the boxes for a great plant shopping destination.

    1. I'm glad you could see from my photos how many different "nooks and crannies" there were. I love a space that you can't walk into and see all at once.

  5. A good one to add to the rotation. It looks more like you're visiting a cool garden that just happens to be a shop. So many ideas and displays such as the red bicycle which works very well there.

    1. Yes! That's it exactly, a cool garden that just happens to be a shop.

  6. So cute! It's like a Goldilock's nursery - just the right size. There was a nursery like that just down the street from our apartment in Santa Monica in the old days. It was closed when the area went through gentrification even before we moved out of the area. I miss it to this day.

    1. And it's just the kind of business the neighborhood needs.

  7. My favorite thing is your RH comment! So true.

  8. I want to go there! The succulent wreath is awesome. I'm impressed with their entire plant collection, but especially that Euphorbia 'Blackbird'--I want it!

  9. Nice to have such a fab nursery so close to your house!

  10. AnonymousJune 28, 2019

    It's a fatally charming place, no lie.


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