This Saturday, we set out to visit several nurseries north of us that I'd never experienced at this time of year. Our first stop was Flower World. This place is about plants, of which they have a lot in their 15 acres of nursery, and there was no tinsel, no ornaments, just plants and plant products.
Poinsettias were plentiful.
Norfolk Island Pines and Schlumbergera
An effective combination!
This one was new to me. Check out the leaf shape and variegation.
Table after table of cut evergreens. As you can imagine, it smelled divine!
While I'm a fan of holiday sparkle, these simpler wreaths were quite appealing!
Throwing in some beauty berries is delightful.
I'm still enjoying mine on the bush. Cleverly placed nearby were potted specimens of some of the berries and evergreens used in the wreaths.
These would work well as advent wreaths, just plop some candles in and voila...
My favorite was this swag with both purple and red berries, variegated holly and yellow and blue greens.
Irresistible to me were these variegated Aspidistras. They're labeled as house plants and they are great for that but they are also hardy outside here, evergreen, look great in pots, like to be root bound and will grow beneath timber bamboo where little else will. And they're gorgeous!
Tillandsia 'Creation' in glorious bloom.
The largest Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) I've seen.
In the unheated greenhouses, Pineapple sage is still blooming much to the delight of the resident humming birds!
The hummers were also thrilled with table after table of fuchsias.
These face pots were nifty. One hopped into my car. I don't know how as they don't seem to have legs. Strange thing.
To see more about this nursery, go to their website here. See many more extensive posts from my earlier visits here. Happy new week!