I hadn't planned to take photos, in fact I made it all the way to the very back before I busted out the camera and started shooting. It was their fern selection that did it...
Asplenium antiquum 'Hurricane'... reported to have a "whirlwind" growth habit.
Blechnum gibbum 'Silver Lady', lovely but not hardy in my Zone 8.
Cheilanthes sinuata, a dryland fern.
Not a fern, but hanging out nearby, Trevesia palmata.
The fern I most wanted to take home with me, Blechnum Brasiliense, the Brazilian tree fern.
So stunning! Unfortunately it's only borderline hardy in my Zone and, according to the signage, "not a fan of wet cold"...
Neither am I you gorgeous fern, neither am I.
This one I didn't get the name of, although I really liked it's shaggy look.
And dark stems...
Once my camera is out it's hard to put it away, so onward...
Cholla skeleton (so the tag said), not for sale.
Someday I am going to be at a nursery selling large Leucadendron argenteum and I'm going to have a car to get it home. It will be an expensive annual but oh so worth every penny.
I grew Banksia ericifolia, in a pot for several years. It's a good one.
Naturally a large section of the nursery was dedicated to succulents, and they seemed extra excited about a few, like these Aloe polyphylla...
Abromeitiella brevifolia, $40.
Hildewintera colademononis, this large speciman was priced at $399.
I don't remember there being any small ones available.
Agave nickelsiae, $175.
Variegated Agave victoria-reginae, $135.
There were tons of 2 and 4" containers of all manner of succulents.
Speaking of 4" pots, that's what these variegated Agave attenuata were in, and going for $60.
This one was much larger, and priced at $599.99
My final photo subject, a crazy crested echium going for only $29.99
Some crested plants give me the heebie-jeebies, but I liked this one and would have brought it home with me if I hadn't been flying back to Portland. I wonder what it will look like when it blooms?
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