First off I scored a Alcantarea imperialis, previously Vriesea imperialis. Wasn't it nice of the sun to light it up for this photo?
Such a cool plant, it looks great even when it's not lit up.
I also scored these bright bromeliads, they probably won't stay this bright for long, but I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
This pot of saracennia also came from RPR...
It went into a dish planter in the stock tank pond. The dish behind it has a couple small divisions from my Darlingtonia californica and Acorus gramineus (pulled from elsewhere in the garden).
I couldn't resist adding a little Tillandsia usneoides, hoping it would look a little like a drippy waterfall. I'm not sure it works, we'll see.
The last of the plants from RPR is a group of three unrooted dyckia pups that I scored for just a buck. I added them to the hairy trachycarpus trunk.
Oh I know, dyckia like sun and their usually not epiphytic—but those spikes along the margins cling so nicely to the trunk. I couldn't resist. I'll pot them up eventually.
On my way home from RPR and Monte's I stopped at my friend Ann's house to pick up a couple of ferns. We went in together on an order from Plant Delights Nursery, it's the only way to rationalize their insane shipping charges. I'm now the happy owner of a Pyrrosia lingua 'Hiryu'...
And a Pyrrosia lingua ' Kei Kan'. I blame my friend Michelle, the Sound Gardener, for this extravagance—she started the lust when sharing a photo of her 'Hiryu' on Instagram (here).
Ann also had a couple of other plants for me, this Schlumbergera; which is a cutting from her friend's plant that I admired the unusual bloom color of. If I recall it's got cream and brown tones. Can't wait to see that!
And from a trip she made up to Seattle a Haworthia limifolia var. ubomboensis, isn't it adorable?
And now I realize there was one more! I didn't take a photo of the lovely little arugula plant I brought home from Ann's free farm-stand (she's sharing veggie starts for the neighborhood... how cool is that?). The aruugla was the work of Susan who is also responsible for some fancy peppers and tomatoes in my tiny veggie garden. I'll share veggie garden photos someday...
Any new plants in your garden?
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