Looks like Crambe emerging (maritima, I think but could be cordifolia)
With foliage like this, who needs flowers?
Hiding away in the private area were these shady characters.
Fern fronds hosting Erythronium.
Looks like a brazen hussy (Ranunculus ficaria 'Brazen Hussy') cavorting with Pyrosia lingua.
Cardiocrinum giganteum var. yunnanense "Cardicorinum is exciting enough but variety yunnanense with its burnished copper new growth causes pulses to elevate along with dilated pupils and flaring nostrils. When this is blooming it is almost as good as sex. It takes a few years but purple flushed white flowers on 12' stalks- oh yes!"
Polygonatum mengtzense f. tonkinense came home with me. Thank goodness I had a shovel in the plant mobile, uhm, I mean, it was nice to find some for sale, yeah, that's it some for sale.
Remember this one? It wasn't leafed out yet this spring. Let's hope that propagation is successful. (or that I dug in the right spot.)
Seriously, it's poor form, not to mention wrong, to take plants from someone else's garden. In addition, this guy is always watching and will come after you if you do! (Don't ask me how I know.)
Podophyllum delavayi makes my heart sing.
Podophyllum 'Red Panda.' They say we only regret the plants we didn't buy. I passed up the chance to get this one a year or two ago and have been kicking myself ever since. Fortunately, Far Reaches has some babies that they're fattening up to offer later.
Paeonia tenuifolia looks so soft and cuddly.
OMG, Berberis jamesiana is a showstopper with bare branches and dripping clusters of last year's cried fruit.
Can you imagine seeing this all winter? I grabbed one from a sales table and we had a lovely conversation during which it reminded me that there's already one at my place in the pot ghetto.
It was love at first sight last summer and obviously, the plant just gets better through the year!
Can you imagine what a non plant addict would think looking at these tables? Me either. How can you explain a sunset to someone who 's never seen one?
Rhodiola integrifolia looks incredibly cute emerging from the ground!
Look at the variety of leaf patterns and shapes on these Podophyllum delavayi hybrids. Resist, resist, resist! Really, how many of these does one gardener really need?
One of the shade houses.
Out in the garden
Back inside, Schefflera digitata
Euphorbia mellifera almost came home with me. I'd read about the fragrance but never experienced it myself. Delightfully, it really does smell like honey.
Arisaema looks spectacular in a pot where one can appreciate the emerging foliage & blooms up close.
Hope you enjoyed the first visit to Far Reaches this season as much as I did!