So much color. May is a grand month isn't it?
Do you see something more than a flat of Saxifraga stolonifera in bloom?
Let's get a little bit closer (just the lens, I kept a respectful distance.) Another shopper said that the mother flew away as they approached. I've no idea what bird it could have been. The diminutive nest holds three pure white eggs. This was quite different from the Killdeer I saw earlier in the day at Rare Plant Research who stood her ground screaming at passersby to protect her nest built in a one gallon pot of Lewisia. More on that in a later post.
Some really nice plant combination ideas.
Yummy! Who needs flowers with foliage this colorful?
The succulent craze seems to be intensifying. The more the merrier, right?
Cordyline 'Electric Flash' in this arrangement is the only one they got this year. So tempted to pull the plant, substitute another cordyline from the nearby selection and use the empty pot for this one. There were lots of helpful staff people around though so I'd most likely get caught and banned from the place for life. Fortunately, Cistus still had a few left in gallon sizes so I sped down the hill just in time to get one. Bless the Cistus staff for letting me get it a few minutes after closing time!
Seriously tempted by this Clematis florida var. sieboldiana! Isn't it pretty?
Unusually shaped galvanized metal pots... drool.
They come in a wide variety of sizes, too! One of the smallest ones came home with me.
The back of this house is as charming as the front! I'd love to live here but wouldn't want to be responsible for keeping that much space tidy. Who am I trying to kid, I don't even keep the space I have tidy.
The rose garden was entirely in pots.
I bet you can imagine how delightfully fragrant this area is.
The selection was quite nice. The area displaying David Austin roses was as large as the entire rose area at some nurseries. Nothing extraordinary, no old/heirloom roses on their own roots or anything like that but a nice variety to be sure.
Happy plant shopping!