The Portland plant lovers were all abuzz last weekend over the HPSO fall sale. We went. We saw. We bought. Yes, even those of us who were not on the hunt for a particular prize, or had vowed to window-shop only, could not exercise restraint when faced with the best of the best all gathered in one room. I had allowed myself just one hour for shopping before time to sign in for a stint at volunteering. Here’s what I was able to snag in that brief time.
Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’
Aloe striatula, said to be hardy.
And a close-up of the Hesperaloe to show the curly threads on the leaves.
Glauclum flavum doesn’t look like much here, but I have been on the lookout for horn lily since a visit to the Quirk and Neill garden several years ago.
Finally, three fairly ordinary plants, but nicer specimens than most. From left to right, Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’, Calluna vulgaris ‘Gold Knight’ and Artemisia dranunculus ‘Sativa’, better known as French tarragon. And according to the weather report, the next two days should be perfect for planting. Life is good.