earlier visit to this place earlier in the year where I poked my head into the greenhouses where they were keeping plants for various Seattle Flower and Garden Show garden makers.
This NOID Camellia japonica was so delicate and sweet!
Someone likes pink! Lots to see... Hey, wait, where did Alison go?
Oh, she's off flirting with Ciscoe in the greenhouse! And with Nigel just a few yards away in the parking lot! You really do have to keep an eye on the quiet ones.
Somehow, Alison was able to pull herself away to look at more plants. I do love sempervivums!
They look like little stemless flowers growing on the surface of the ground.
Everblooming powder blue dahlia anyone? Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy' fits the bill! Are these sweet or what. Fortunately mine weren't among the dead Echiverias in the glass room this winter so I wasn't tempted by these.
Both Ricki and Louis love this plant and right now this one looks like Audrey two from Little Shop of Horrors. I couldn't resist.
Alison couldn't resist the charms of Colocasia 'Mojito.' When the mojitos start rolling out, summer can't be far off!
Speaking of summer...
Lots of temptations that scream warm weather! Don't have space for any of these inside so I'll have to come back later. (See how I've made an excuse to visit this nursery again? It's a skill.)
No shot of our cart but I snapped this one of another shopper's treasures. What is that interesting fluffy plant in the black pot with the pink stripe?
And now some gratuitous playing around with Picasa photo editing:
Osteospermum 'Spider Pink' looks lavender, maybe mauve to me but what do I know? This flower form has delighted me since growing O. 'Whirligig' in my misspent youth.
Silly-looking thing was begging to be played with!
Our next stop was a place that I'd visited once many years ago and thought no longer existed. Alison re-introduced me to it and Wow! I'll be back! To see the surprise, you'll have to tune in tomorrow.