You may remember some of last week's posts about the Bloedel Reserve Sale, Dragonfly Farms Nursery, and Savage Plants. By the time Alison and I had finished playing at Dragonfly Farms, there wasn't quite enough time to get up to Far Reaches Farms before their closing time and we were pretty tired. Of course, mere fatigue didn't deter me from visiting the two nurseries that were still open on my way home; Valley Nursery is the final stop on last weekend's plant shop hop!
Valley is a large, full service nursery with a friendly and helpful staff and a small town vibe. Here we see part of the rose selection.
The feeling of joy seeing nurseries once again full of plants for spring almost makes me forget the sense of sadness experienced in late fall when offerings are a little less abundant.
More green goodness - Hellebores anyone?
Nice selection of ferns.
The intense blue of the ceanothus called me.
The sweet buds of Pt. Reyes Ceanothus were new to me. I may need one or two of these to replace the wire vine, trying to conquer the world, (or at least all the plants in one of my parking strips) that I've been ripping out.
In a back corner, this agave looks gorgeous. Here's hoping that my little one will someday look this magnificent.
Zingy anemone flower.
Not sure what to think about this; what do you think about it?
This is cool in a seasonable floral arrangement way.
This guy looks familiar. (Not just a creepy pick-up line - One of these lives in my garden.)
Embarassing! Really? Is this some sort of gnome porn or is he mooning someone. What is that bird looking at? Eeeew. I'm reminded of a chapter in an English book about garden ornament, Nymphs Not Gnomes!
A Ceanothus 'Dark Star' and this cute little nest & "magic eggs" ended up in my car.
What a great day of shopping!