Bremerton City Nursery is not huge but it's packed to the rafters with well selected plants and stuff. The coffee spigot, a full-service espresso bar, serving coffee and non coffee drinks, was added to the nursery in 2004 and is a lovely place to grab a warm drink on a rainy day. Early November is a tricky time as merchandise transitions from Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff and plants are going through their own changes. Tables of tropicals and perennials are on sale while a new supply of hellebores in bloom adorns a prominent display area. Hay bales, jack-o-lanterns, turkeys, Indian corn, mingle with the first Christmas ornaments. It's kind of fun really, seeing these things all together. Here's some of the fun:
The brugmansia at the base of the sign is enjoying our warm wet autumn.
Annuals have been removed from the black pots and icicles added to the eaves.
These Yucca 'Blue Boy' were quite inexpensive but I resisted.
Abutilons, Cordylines, Melianthus major and others on the sale tables.
Hersperaloes also on sale.
These trees produce really huge fruit!
Must remember this idea for next October!
Evergreens putting on their winter coats.
Hypericum 'Ignite Scarlet Red'
Succulents anyone? The irony of the watering cans displayed with xeric plants brought a smile.
There's a little water feature in the middle of this living pepper wreath.
And, there's always an agave!
Very tempted to add another of these beauties to the plant hoard but the greenhouse is already pretty full.
Who hatched this idea? Cute!
I'm guessing that these are waiting for the upcoming living wreath workshop.
The Pacific Northwest really is a gardener's paradise and our independent nurseries make it especially so! Exercising great restraint, I didn't buy any plants as I've vowed to get more of what I have in the pot ghetto in the ground before another plant comes home. A trio of OM Gallery paper star lanterns did come home with me and will probably end up decorating my classroom.