Sebright Gardens! I first discovered them for their hostas, but now love them for their ferns.
Back on April 5th Andrew and I took a drive south with Sebright as our destination. They are open for business, and there were a couple of ferns in stock that I "needed." Sure I could have mail ordered them, but then we wouldn't have been able to wander the grounds and that was half the fun. This was not essential travel, but an occasional mental health booster is extremely "essential" and we came in contact with less people—and at further distances—than if we'd have gone for a walk in our neighborhood. Plus I was able to support a small business that I want to survive this madness, and maybe you'll see something in this post that you need? (as mentioned, they do mail order)
Look at that! Agave americana var. Medio-picta 'Alba' planted out in a great spot. That was an unexpected surprise to start our visit.
Always tempting, but I passed.
Epimedium wushanense 'Sandy Claws', one of the best epimedium in my opinion...
Had I not just bought a couple of these at Joy Creek Nursery I'd have been grabbing a pair.
Saxifraga x geum 'Dentata'
The one that got away. I should have grabbed a Blechnum penna-marina, should have. I did not, and I regret it. Dammit.
Have this one already, and love it.
Woodwardia unigemmata, the jeweled chain fern—you cannot have too many of these (I think I'm at 4 or 5).
Woodwardia orientalis, I have one of these, but it refuses to grow.
This little fern is why we were here, Asplenium trichomanes, aka maidenhair spleenwort. I bought two.
Coniogramme japonica var. gracilis; narrow leaf bamboo fern (I bought one of these on our last visit).
Pyrrosia lingua 'Eboshi'...okay, let's just understand I have a thing for cool ferns. I have this one too.
Maybe I only took photos of things I already have? Pyrrosia lingua...
And then I looked up and saw Andrew at the end of the tunnel...way back there, 3,000 hostas between him and me...
But there were more ferns! I think this table is the "don't you wish you could grow these in your garden? BUT YOU CAN'T"...selection. All are tender here in our Zone 8.
Blechnum gibbum 'Silver Lady'
Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'
Pteris quadriaurita 'Flame'
There were a few more plants to explore over by the check-out area. This Tulipa turkestanica was a beauty.
And their blooming Scadoxus puniceus had me looking ahead to when my plant (a gift from the Outlaw) will bloom...
One last shot of their amazing greenhouse, then I'll venture on to the display garden and that's tomorrow's post...
Weather Diary, Apr 12: Hi 66, Low 37/ Precip 0
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