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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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Visiting Jungle Fever

It's always a treat to visit Jungle Fever and see what's happening.  Since it's a short drive from home, I'm lucky enough to be able to visit often.  Here's some of what's happening.

So much glorious color!

Couldn't resist taking one of these Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' home with me. 

A lovely year round combination.  Bergenia and Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web.'

Because there is a basin beneath the rocks, Jerry's plan is to plug the sink and recirculate water so it's overflowing a bit.  He wonders if this will cause customers to try and turn off the faucet.  

 What are you guys all gawking at?

And you gals turning away in disgust from?  Well one's a bit curious.

Must be this bare breasted bathing beauty.  Even Buddha is contemplating something about her. 

Less words, more enjoying the magic of the place. 



Rooting Arctostaphylos cuttings.















 Looks a little unhappy with our winter rain but it's alive and will be glorious this summer!

One never knows who he'll bump into.
 Nolina, grevilleas,  and Kniphofia northiae
 


I've been eyeing these pots for years and this one came home with me.


Along with this face which was cast from a large pot in New Orleans.

This explosion of horticultural exuberance happens right next to this house, recently given a bit of a face lift.  It was a simple mid century home.

If I lived there, I'd so want to take the fence down and continue the coolness!
Happy Weekend all!

33 comments:

  1. Love the pot you chose -- and this place looks like a blast!

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  2. Happy Weekend, Peter! I always enjoy your visits to Jungle Fever.

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    1. Thanks pal! Hope you're enjoying being pampered!

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  3. It would be fun to see if customers try to turn off the faucet, great sink too. The black mondo grass looks great in the stream.

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  4. I actually really like the skull. It'd be fun to get two of those and paint one of them up for Day of the Dead.

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    1. They were relatively inexpensive and would have come home with me as well but the car was already full from a day of errands.

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  5. Good to know things are looking good at Jungle Fever!

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    1. It's a bit unusual for it to look this great so early in the season and I was pleasantly surprised!

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  6. If I worked in a place with lots of statuary, I know that I would not be able to resist arranging them into interesting, storied tableau. ;-P

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  7. How can the owners of the house next door to Jungle Fever have only weeds in the front garden?! What's the good of a fresh coat of paint and new porch railings if the house is only half-dressed?

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    1. You are so right but I've heard that there are people who don't like to garden and would rather do other things. Crazy, right?

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  8. Fun place! My goal is to add more decorative items to my garden. This is the kind of place that provides many thought-provoking ideas.

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    1. There are always new and unusual ideas to be had here!

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  9. It would be amazing living next door to a nursery. A bit dangerous too. I hope my Black Mondo will look so abundant eventually. I purchased Euphorbia Black Bird last year. It came through our winter just fine and I can't wait to see it bloom soon.

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    1. You're so right - amazing and dangerous! Once the black mondo gets going, it really spreads! The purple euphorbias are so pretty!

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  10. A great nursery, lucky you having it so close. I have never seen a speckledy Fatsia like that before. Love the Euphorbia and the pot.

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    1. We're pretty spoiled in this region to have so many great nurseries, although we have about half as many as we did fifteen years ago.

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  11. I keep running across E. 'Ruby Glow' in blogs...now to find it in a nursery. Love that burgundy leaved Bergenia too.

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    1. I was just at Marbott's on Friday and they had nice gallons of E. 'Ruby Glow.' The Bergenias with burgundy winter color are lovely.

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  12. Fun stuff. i wonder if the jungle will spread next door.

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  13. what an amazing nursery - I love all the coloured foliage and the sculptures. Especially the spider on the rock. I've seen those rosy euphorbias here as well. Definitely very appealing ...

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    1. It's a fun place and I enjoy having it so close!

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  14. Love the cement art. It's too cold here to even think about the garden centers.

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    1. Sorry about you but spring is just around the corner!

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  15. Cool place. Your new pot is most stylish!

    Imagine living next door. "Oh, need a new plant--be right back, honey!"

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    1. Glad you like the pot! It would be way to dangerous to live that close!

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  16. Gorgeous place... I wish I could get my black mondo grass (what's left of it) to look that good!

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