Flower World is a seriously large nursery in Matlby, Washington. See previous posts here. On one of those pouring down rain Saturdays that we've been having recently, we paid a visit.
As you can imagine, with 15 acres of nursery, there was a lot to see. Instead of exploring one area at a time, I allowed my eye to be pulled in a random fashion all over the place going outside when it sounded like the rain died down a little and then back inside as the next curtain of rain blew in.
Look at those happy phormium!
The sight of blooming brugmansias in March made my heart race. The temptation to take one home was great but since there are a couple in the basement that need to come out for the summer soon, I decided to leave these here.
Clematis macropetala 'Jan Lindmark'
Had to visit Cordyline 'Miss Andrea'
Strolling through the houseplant section of Flower World is like visiting a conservatory except that here, one can buy the plants on display. Heaven!
These unmarked and very colorful Cryptanthus were another huge temptation!
It's summer in this place!
Hybiscus 'Red Hot' has gorgeous foliage!
Does this camellia japonica look a little like a hibiscus to you?
Little Miss Muffet has left her tuffet behind!
The 1980's just called and somewhere there's a Patrick Nagel print that needs this vase back!
This guy looks concerned.
While this little fellow just looks hungry.
Stromanthe sanguinea 'Triostar' (One of these found its way into my cart.)
I'd like one of everything please, and a place to put them all!
One of several turtles who live in the ponds in the tropical plant area.
What would it be like to live in the tropics? Not sure but you can experience what it might be like to sit in the tropics for a little while.
Love this green wall!
Aphelandra Squarrosa 'Louisae' or White Zebra Plant.
The Zebra Plant that we're more accustomed to seeing.
They don't do anything in a small way at Flower World. What a fun easter display.
King Sago Palm, Cycad revoluta is HUGE and had a price to match!
They even had pineapples!
It's really spring when the Japanese maples start leafing out!
Abagail is concerned as she finds herself lost in a sea of hesperaloe.
Prunus 'Accolade' bedecked with rain drop jewels. They take a while to glue on but they sure do make the flowers look fresh.
Hostas popping up. What an exciting time of year!
Primula 'Victorian Lace'
It was too wet out in tulip land to take any names but they sure are purty!
The foliage of Fritillaria imperalis has convinced me to order this for next year when the bulb catalogs start arriving!
Forsythia is so gorgeous this time of year and I love seeing it in other people's gardens!
Here's a happy customer boxing up her haul.
On the grounds of Flower World (across the street, up by the intersection where you turn just before the entrance, is their produce stand that sells fresh, locally organically grown products. One of my favorites, which is also available at the nursery itself is this fresh local non-pasteurized cider. If your experience of apple cider is limited to grocery store offerings, prepare to have your socks knocked off! This stuff alone is worth the drive!
Hope you enjoyed this random spin through Flower World!