This entry garden, totally redone last year is looking very nice.
This was the first time I'd seen Hebe 'Jewel of the Nile' in it's winter finery. It was love at first sight but I resisted.
Bark and garden does an excellent job of combining their plants with winter color interest. This alone is worth the trip.
The air in the unheated greenhouses is heavy with the scent of daphne, pansies, primroses, sarcococca, and witch hazel.
Camellia 'Carter's Sunburst' has gargantuan blooms.
A feeling of gratitude overcomes me. How lucky am I to live in a climate that allows for so much green, exquisite fragrances, and colorful blooms at a time when much of the country is still frozen and covered with snow?
While the title says I wasn't going to buy anything, I was looking for another Agave stricta as after three years, mine perished in the wet and cold of this winter. When I bought that plant here, they had tons of agaves. They must have been popular as there are very few left.
Lots to explore.
Why does this make me think of my pal Alison? This perhaps?
Still am undecided about Heucherella 'Leapfrog.' Is it a carnival of color or does it look diseased?
Maybe we should sit and ponder for a moment.
And just what is that frog pondering, one wonders.
The screaming color of Heuchera 'Fire Alarm' seduced my eye and a couple of them hopped into my wagon. So much for not buying anything.
Really, wasn't going to buy anything but then there was this huge display of Amerihybrid tuberous begonias. For some reason, these seem to do better for me than any others I've grown. Visions of hanging baskets of begonias danced in my head and a dozen of these hopped into the cart.
Too tempting to even look. There are still seeds all over the house that need to be planted.
Wouldn't it be cool to have a greenhouse this size? Although, who would have time to take care of it all?
Like green tongues of flame, a choir of sansevieria sings silently.
The sun came out and illuminated dancing grasses.
This guy almost came home with me because there's always room for another head planter.
Oh the possibilities of what could rest in his hands.
So, in the end, a camellia, the heucheras, begonia tubers, and a bale of potting soil were stuffed into the plant mobile. So much for not buying anything. One last look at the new garden. Must go back soon.
Happy weekend everyone!