Monday, February 22, 2010

Plant shopping

With Spring just a few weeks away (see crocuses flowering, left!), and the sun out more often than not, both Emily and I did a bit of plant shopping this weekend, albeit at different times and places.

I went to Sloat Garden Center with my 15% off coupon and got a Yucca linearifolia which was not especially cheap but is especially cute. I think when I move the Silver Leaf Yucca, aka Blue Yucca (Yucca rigida) out from under the plant that's smothering it in the middle back bed, and add the new Yucca there too, the area by the steps will make a great little Yucca bed with several varieties. Just need a variegated one or two to complete the collection!

Emily went to Flora Grubb who are having a 20% off sale and got an Erysimum menziesii (Menzies' wallflower) which she says " so cool, and smells wonderful" as well as a Cordyline "Torbay Dazzler" - it was nice of her to humor my obsession with variegated spiky things. What can I say - some girls like diamonds, I like variegated spiky plants. It could be worse! Anyway, I have a vision of a group of three Cordylines of various colors: Electric Pink, Red Sensation, and the Torbay Dazzler? Will people be blinded? I don't care!

She also got a yellow Leucadendron salignum "Golden Tip" for the middle back bed but I actually think the top of the steps is a better spot for this buttery yellow goodie!


  1. The scent of wallflowers is one of the GOOD THINGS in life.

  2. Are you invoking Martha Stewart on my blog!? She would have a seizure if she saw P. Garden!


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