So did this one even though he as pretty well camouflaged. The human staff here is also very friendly and it was delightful to see them especially my pal, Debbie Teashon who introduced me to Richie Steffen, curator of the Elizabeth Miller Botanical Garden, who happened to be shopping at Valley as well.
Tentacle pots made me laugh out loud!
When I see cool planters like these, I want to grab some clay and create some of my own!
I enjoy seeing miniature gardens even though I don't feel the urge to have one in my own space.
Tiny worlds in broken pots.
Albany Wooly Bush, Adenanthos sericeus, caught my eye with its soft foliage and red new growth.
The jury's still out on this crested aeonium. What do you think, is it fabulous in its weirdness or just sort of sickly looking?
The sea bed of succulents is coming along nicely.
Kniphofia 'Mango Popsicle' looks good enough to eat!
Color grouped plants, a great idea for those looking to create nice combinations in their pots or beds.
One can just get a slice of one of these groupings and have a stunning display!
While the bright colors in the first group appealed to me, this group of deeper shades and white is also gorgeous!
Having never met Evan in Person before and only reconnecting with Vicky a month or so before the trip, I though that we might run out of things to discuss. Was I ever wrong! We gabbed about gardening all day like old friends - the magic of the garden blogosphere! Here are Evan and Vicki smiling just before we put our purchases in the plant mobile to head over to Windcliff.
I had a great time and am looking forward to more plant adventures with these characters!