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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Quick Stop at Furney's Nusery

On one of those glorious Saturdays with Alison, we had a little time to visit Furney's Nursery before meeting Nigel for dinner.  I've posted here and here about previous visits.   The large pots of annuals spilling from the roof and top of the fence always grab one's eye when visiting here during the summer.


Quite the splash of color!  The fiesta like color combination of purple, pink, and orange made me smile.

Remember when Begonia boliviensis was a collector plant?  Enter tissue culture and marketing and now it's everywhere. 

These saturated colors scream summer!




My girlfriend, Monrovia,  is still there.   How I wish she would work in my garden.  Alas,  there's just not an appropriate place for her in my little plot.  Loree?  You know sometimes one truly beautiful piece of garden art is all that's needed to add a touch of refinement. 
 
 
Love the "smoke" on this cotinus!


This guy is obviously on grass!

Since Heather posted about her Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition,' I've been seeing it everywhere. 

Delphiniums doing their second set of blooms. For those of you reading in Alaska, here we cut these down after they bloom the first time.  They regrow and bloom again around this time of year.   Such a glorious blue color!


The Coneheads live!

Huge pot with its very own pergola.

Oh the pain of loving you!

There's a nice big water feature that's new since last we visited. 

Thanks for coming along on our quick walk through.  This is a large nursery with lots more to see!
 


26 comments:

  1. A reminder of another fun day gallivanting around the countryside with you! That's so true about the Begonia boliviensis. I had never seen or heard of it at the Fling two years ago, when I saw it in one of the gardens, and now it is in every nursery. In fact, Windmill was having a big clearance tent sale a couple of weeks ago, and had a whole row of them in there, marked way down. You'd be so proud of me, I talked two ladies there into buying a couple.

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    1. Begonia boliviensis also does well with the same winter treatment as the other tuberous begonias so it's a great to get them on sale late in the season! I'm very proud that you're influencing others to buy plants! When someone else buys something that you like, isn't the thrill about the same as if you buy it yourself?

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  2. Thank you but I think I'll pass on the chance to host your girlfriend Monrovia. She looks like she'd be a lot of fun, really probably better in a garden like yours with more hidden areas where she can get up to no good.

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    1. Monrovia will be so disappointed! She, like the rest of us, admires your garden very much. She looks like she'll find fun where ever she lands!

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  3. Those vivid colors you opened with look like they came straight out of 'An American in Paris'.

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    1. Those early color films were pretty special!

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  4. great garden, thanks for sharing this with your blog !Greetings from Polish. :)

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    1. It's always a pleasure to share fun garden visits! Thank you for finding my blog and commenting. My father's parents both came from Poland.

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  5. I think Miss Monrovia could double as a bird feeder if you sprinkle some bird seed in her décolletage.

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    1. Oh Mathhew, too funny! Perhaps Monrovia could come live with you and keep your gnome company.

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  6. I've been entranced by Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' since I saw it at the Far West show two years ago. The seed heads are fantastic! Why haven't I picked some up already??

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    1. It's a gorgeous plant when it's blooming/seeding! You must not have gotten any because your garden is so gorgeous already!

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  7. Fun looking place, and Monrovia looks like a fun gal too!

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    1. Lots of fun here. What happens at Furney's stays at Furneys!

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  8. I do love Furney's summer display of color. This place is just a few miles from us, and is about the only nursery left around the south end.

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    1. It was after touring your garden that we went there!

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  9. I've actually been to Furney's but not for awhile. Begonia boliviensis was being hauled away by many from the Portland Home and Garden (?) show a couple of years ago, but I did find a cheap one at a farmer's market and managed to kill it. I find Angelwing Begonia easier to grow and super easy to root in water.

    My DH's grandfather came over from Poland to escape being drafted into the Prussian army.

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    1. I have a thing for begonias, just about all begonias. Furney's has been there for many years and most gardeners in the area have been there. I went for my first time a couple of years ago.

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  10. You two have the most fun. What a great spot!

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    1. No brain, no pain they say! It's a well established nursery that always has great stuff to look at!

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  11. Birdseed? I think that would be wasted on Monrovia, she could hold a full tray of adult beverages on that "shelf".

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  12. Why the heck can't I find 'Blonde Ambition' down here? (Do I sound like I'm pouting? Well, I am!) Great post.

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    1. That's funny, I'm seeing it everywhere here.

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  13. I believe that many years ago, in the 60s, my grandma would take a trip to plant shop at Furney's.
    Blogspot keeps wanting to make this comment be from anonymous, so in case that happens, it's from tanglycottage. Love your blog!

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    1. Furney's is a local institution, the've been there for years! Sorry about the blogger thing but the comment came through with you as tanglycottage. Glad you like my blog, I love yours too.

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