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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flower World Part Two

I think you got the idea from yesterdays post that Flower world is enormous; too big for a single post.  Their individual areas or houses, each dedicated to a different kind of plants from houseplants to ground covers,  are as big as most entire nurseries.  Here is some more of what I saw. 

 Orchid   Ludisia discolor
 Clerodendrum thomsonae

For a moment, I thought that this might be a grove of Schefflera delavayi.

One of the entrances to the Perennial House is flanked by huge Magnolia macrophyllas.
 Inside the vine house.
 Baby Paulownia tomentosas are adorable.
 Is that octopus going to eat burberis?  Thorny meal!
 Aisle of the tree house.  Exotic fruit is over a bit.
 Excellent signage is everywhere
 As were these helpful mailboxes full of information.

 Flower World recycles pots that customers bring in so you'll be surprised to see pots from everywhere.

The drmatically marbled foliage of this prunus laurocerasus 'Marbled Dragon'  is gorgeous!

 I'm in serious lust with these footed pots!

This guy would fit right in with palms, bananas, and tree ferns...

 More gorgeousness.

 Very inexpensive statuary!

 If you are ever in the area  you owe it to yourself to visit this place! 
By the way, they have a lot of  loading areas near the check out areas so you can pay for your plants, leave them in a loading area and then drive right up and load your vehicle.  


  1. I think its a good thing there is a border separating me from going ape wild buying plants at places like this.

    1. I think you should jump the border and come down on a plant buying spree sometime!

  2. So since it's not a grove of Schefflera delavayi what is it???

    1. Schefflera Actinophylla (zone 10, maybe 9b) Houseplants for us.

  3. That is an awesome nursery with a beautiful plant selection.

    You might be able to grow an 8b palm there. We are on the edge of 8a/b and get very cold temps. I use lights to keep roots warm. Established palms around here have weathered 14F lows and snow in the last few years.

    1. Thanks Shirley! I think it's worth a try.

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