When last we talked, I mentioned that you'd have to tune in tomorrow for the surprise ending of the plant shopping Saturday with Alison. Well, today is the tomorrow I mentioned yesterday! I'd visited Woodland Park Greenhouse years ago but it fell off my radar for some reason. Alison suggested that we go there and I'm sure glad that we did!
This isn't a fancy boutique sort of place where you can buy giftware, espresso, or anything other than well grown plants. The big surprise? The prices. Check it out.
Quinalt strawberries in 4" pots for a $1.00
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Wilma Goldcrest aka Golden Monterey cypress for $4.00. These are great in containers, add beautiful year round color and smell lemony when you brush against them. I remember when they first started showing up in nurseries here with warnings that they might not be winter hardy. They are tough as nails and have sailed through our worst winters with no damage.
Trachycarpus fortunei at $8.00 was the most expensive plant I noticed in the place. Louis could finally plant his palm forest!
I didn't get the variety of this grape hyacinth but it sure is pretty and a 4" pot with 5 of them was only $2.00!
A LOT of sempervivum...great price!
Believe it or not, this is a small fraction of what they had.
Both Alison and I loved this one!
More succulent goodness.
The sweet zonal Geraniums (pelargoniums) in 6" pots were only $2.50. Doesn't everyone love a bargain? It means that you can buy even more plants, right?
Woodland Park also carries a lot of vegetable plants like these tomatoes for only $1.10!
Bob grows beautiful plants and when you get to the counter, he adds your purchase in his head. He's a very nice fellow and his warm personality permiates the business which seems like a happy place. Tax is included in the posted prices so there's an additional savings. I can see why some folks come from quite a distance to stock up on plants at this inviting and inexpensive place!