This place is all about beautifully grown plants so it's no wonder that the parking lot was full when I stopped by. The sight and smell of deciduous azaleas greeted me at the entrance.
Cryptanthus 'Pink Star' (I think) looked especially bright!
Birdbath with a grass fountain.
Gorgeous Azalea in a corner by the wagons. Poor thing needs to be the spring star of someone's garden!
What, there are more?
And more yet. Did they plant all of the seeds in their packets as well?
Purple and gold. Are you folks in Portland fans of the University of Washington Huskies?
While the foliage usually isn't anything to write home about, who could resist those big beautiful blooms?
More things growing in a back greenhouse.
Kalanchoe uniflora 'Coral Bells' somehow jumped into my cart. The spent flowers dry and remain on the plant for a while and make a sweet sound when they collide with each other in the breeze on the car ride home.
Interesting area where they heve set up tiny garden vignettes.
Walking into a huge greenhouse full of geraniums (Pelargonium) is quite an experience. Looking one way.
and the other way. These popular stalwarts of many gardens provide interesting foliage and mostly hot colored blooms all season long. They always remind me of a sweet elderly couple in my home town who year after year kept several pots of red geraniums on their glassed-in front porch.
Not for sale plants always seem more tempting than those that are available for some reason.
Double Delights Freedom Hydrangea seems like a long name for this innocent looking thing.
While Marbott's has been in business for years, has some cool old greenhouses and an old time nursery feel, they also carry enough interesting and unusual plants to keep lovers of the same intrigued.
Echium wildpretii was very tempting but there's simply not room inside the fence for a huge tower of a bloom stalk and I'd worry about planting in one of the hell strips. Oh well, one can't grow everything, can one?
Aeonium tabuliforme(dinner plat aeonium); a second sighting. The first time I saw one in person this far north was at Hortlandia this year and now here at Marbott's. Hope that means that this sweet thing will become more widely offered here. Isn't it interesting looking?
This fixture of Northeast Portland is definitely worth a visit!