At the beginning of this month, I stopped by Bellevue nursery to explore. There were some great explosions of color.
If red and orange aren't your cup of tea, there's vibrant blue.
Speaking of color, this Phormium or Cordyline (no tag) really caught my eye and would have jumped into my cart.
Except that the only one was in this combination pot which was a bit pricey for me. The plant came from Petula last summer and I think I saw it somewhere else. It'll be on my list to find this season! (Because I don't have enough plants...)
This wood frame had ten slanted receptacles to hold four-inch pots. One could change the contents each season and always have an interesting vertical garden.
Someone has been marketing grape hyacinths (muscari) planted with the tops of the bulbs exposed, a rather charming look in the terra cotta pots.
As always, inside there was a great selection of houseplants, tchotchkes, tools, and all things garden- related. However, the sun had peeked through the clouds so the outside was calling.
There was even a half-price sale table that contained these Puya alpestris 'Sapphire Towers'
and a couple Agave bracteosa 'Calamar.' Great prices on these cool plants that made it sitting outdoors this winter but I already have them in the
The galvanized metal wellies really stole my heart. Perhaps a return visit to get one or two is in order.
Does your tin woodsman need footwear? What would you do with these in your garden?