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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A Sunny Saturday Nursery Hop Part Two: Valley Nursery

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by all the spring tasks that need doing in your garden that you simply run away from it?  What better place to run than a nursery?

I have this in my garden but it hasn't achieved this grand size. 


You may recall a post last week featuring this noxious weed in a hanging pot in my garden.  What can I say, that golden color seduced my eye.

Lots of gorgeous hellebores but I already have enough. 

Some cool plants for inside as well. 


Been there, have that but isn't it beautiful.  



Fabulous Agave 'Blue Glow' and planter combination.  

Gold variegation was speaking to me for some reason and Rhododendron 'Blattgold' also came home with me. 


Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Akebono'

Ranunculus flowers always appeal to me as they remind me of one of my early garden mentors in Alaska who grew these in her garden.  They never last long in my garden here but make a nice splash in seasonal pots.




Interesting use on a broken pot. 


There's always an agave!


Oh those double primroses are so sweet. 



Camellia japonicas are in full swing now and will be producing flowers for quite some time for us to enjoy.

So, I got away with only two plants this time and only one of those required planting.  

My spring break is next week and I'm hoping for great gardening weather. I promise to actually work in my garden rather than trying to escape the horror of it all. 


It's time for the semi-annual plant migration to begin.

21 comments:

  1. Yay for spring break! So how did they break that pot so uniformly?

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    1. Good question. Maybe they were just lucky and it broke that way.

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  2. The variegated rhodo is stunning. I always feel good about myself once the leavings of winter are all cleaned up. Like Spring cleaning the house. Enjoy the process.

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    1. So, we're supposed to clean our houses too? Yikes. You're right, once I cleaned up the paths and part of the garden that I see from the kitchen window every day, I felt much better.

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  3. That hanging variegated vinca is absolutely gorgeous. I love it as much now as I did last week, when you first showed it. Two is better then one, and as long as it remain in the pot, you are good. I don't think I ever noticed Primroses with such dark leaves, pretty and unusual.
    Enjoy your spring break. I wish for many before-and-after shots :-)

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  4. I procrastinate on garden chores all the time, but mostly that involves averting my eyes long enough to get in the house and start watching TV. Hellebores are so tempting but I have more than enough as well.

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    1. I'm with you, pal. Seems like I used to have more energy after work to tackle a few garden tasks. Maybe as spring progresses and days continue to lengthen, I'll become more motivated.

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  5. My Prostanthera never looked that good either - and sadly they also don't live long here. I LOVE that pot with the 'Blue Glow' agave.

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    1. Isn't that a great pot for 'Blue Glow'? I think that Prostanthera may have been grown in a greenhouse.

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  6. Love the double primroses and those kiddie carts are adorable - it's never too early to foster a love of gardening!

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  7. We are about ready to run away from gardening for a while too, but we will have to spend a day weeding the Whidbey garden. Neighbors and their shot weed. :-(
    We will for sure take in one nursery, maybe more. I do like visits to Valley Nursery.

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    1. What fun to spend time on Whidbey Island! Looking forward to reading about your adventures there.

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  8. Peter ... if I was close enough to you I would PINCH YOU ! ...
    I am LOCKED in winter here and you are having way too much fun AND ? complaining about garden chores too ? are you driving me mad on purpose ? LOL
    It will be MANY weeks before I can even attempt to talk to my garden let alone do anything in it .. BIG SIGH !!
    However .. I give you bonus points for this tour and seeing all these amazing plants .. and you bought only two ? are you OK ? LOL
    Joy

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  9. Love the use of that arch! And the little shopping carts at the end gave me hope. Let's train the next generation of gardeners to plant many and big trees!

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  10. Australian Mint Bush - sounds intriguing, looks impressive. I don't even try to grow Ranunculus, it's too finicky around here.

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  11. what a lovely Nursery and beautiful captured little flowers and plants.I also have tiny garden in my home which I like to maintain myself. I like Bonsai plants as they have some special value because they bring good luck.

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