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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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday Walking 'Round Watson's


It's always fun to take a stroll through Watson's to see what's happening (See previous posts here.) but at this time of year, there's an extra incentive.
 
Tempting but might not make it through the winter.

Heucheras always look gorgeous at the nursery and for a year or two in my garden but then they demand to be divided or they peter out.


Miscanthus 'Gold Bar' is looking very handsome.

Carex 'Banana Boat'  does not like to dry out nor does it like too much sun.  Evenly moist soil or it starts turning brown and pouts for the rest of the season.  Fortunately it will come back looking pristine the next year. 


Every nursery needs a cat with his own cart.


Watson's is always impeccably clean, tidy, and full of beautiful plants. 


Got a chuckle from this fountain.  The water builds up behind the beaks and then they open individually, the water comes out and the beak audibly snaps shut.  It's like the crows are having a conversation with each other.
 
Gearing up of autumn.

Watson's has become more and more a 'ladies who lunch' nursery with their nice café, extensive giftware selection, decor, candles, soaps,  full line of greeting cards and now... handbags and accessories.  One stop shopping!   This isn't a criticism, just an observation and bless their hearts, they keep getting interesting outdoor plants all through the winter.

In case you don't want to make your own peace pole... Is there a bit of irony here?
 
 Orange and black just in time for Halloween!
 
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.  I even got some great plants at the sale, mostly grasses but also got a few pansies to throw in the one tiny space in my garden devoted to annuals.  They'll bloom through the winter providing some welcome color during the grey months.
 
Do you do much autumn plant shopping?

23 comments:

  1. Plant shopping, yay! Been doing a bit of autumn plant shopping here, mainly online :)

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    1. Online shopping is fun & it's even more surprising when the plants arrive!

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  2. Love the frankly fake sunflowers. I'd be tempted to buy some faux crows, too.

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    1. This place always has something for everyone!

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  3. Love that Gold Bar miscanthus. Just added to my bucket list.
    Thanks.

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    1. It's a beauty! Always my pleasure to help with the plant addiction of others!

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  4. 40% off? Well who could resist that? I am still smiling over your image of a pouting Carex.

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    1. It's true, once it dries out sufficiently, that particular plant refuses to look happy for the rest of the season.

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  5. Boy you said it about those dang heucheras. I've got a list of all the one's I've purchased throughout the years and most of them are long gone by now. I blame the evil root weevil. That kitty is adorable. I bet you wanted to take him home. :)

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    1. I can only blame it on my laziness. Plants that like to be watered, fed and divided frequently don't do awfully well in my garden.

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  6. The darn slugs have made my Carex 'Banana Boat' look bad in a way the weather couldn't...

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  7. Those prices can't be beat. It's always great to see what nurseries carry in other parts of the country.

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    1. I agree, it's great fun to see your blog posts and others from different regions.

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  8. Too bad I don't have access to a private plane to make a trip up there and back - we never see sales like that down here! I saw that same fountain with the crows at a botanic garden in Long Beach and came very close to caving on the purchase but it was just a little too pricey. (The fact that I also had no place to put it wasn't even considered.)

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    1. The crow fountain is really cute but I didn't get one either. No place to put something? When has that ever stopped us? I still have a small fountain that I got about 5 years ago at 75% off that's still in the box for lack of a space.

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  9. Love the little fountain and that cat is cute!

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  10. Fall is a good time to shop for and plant shrubs, trees and perennials. We don't do much of that now, but I do love nurseries this time of the year.

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    1. Oh Linda, is there a time of year when we don't love nurseries?

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  11. A nursery that sells purses? Do they come stuffed with plants? Fall is when I buy most of my plants and I'd like three of everything you've shown. Love that carex!

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  12. Hmm, a nursery with purses. I think shoes are next and I don't mean garden clogs. I really love those crows and yes I have garden decor still in unopened boxes because I have no place for it. Eventually everything finds a home. :-)

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  13. Lovely flowers. I thought the sunflower is really a true flower, Its really big!

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