It all started with a visit to Jockey Hill Nursery, where Michelle babies her plants without any help from nasty stuff like pesticides. I came away with two Italian cypress, Cupressus sempervirens ‘Glauca’, flanked by two Yucca rostrata ‘Sapphire Skies’ in the back row. The two pots on the left hold Perovskia ‘Crazy Blue’. The Epimedium rubrum on the left sits next to Epimedium ‘Enchantress’ on the right. In front of them is Iris foetidissima ‘Variegata’. On the right is Senecio greyi. Rounding out the group is Rhypsalis and Aloe maculata.
Oh my, look at all the plants that came home with me from the bloggers’ plant swap at Jenni’s (more about that later). Back row, left and right, Yucca (sorry, name escapes me at the moment), Cedrus deodora ‘Prostrate Beauty’ and a raspberry. Tucked in at left, Ricinus communis ‘New Zealand Purple’ from Alison and on the right Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’ from Heather. Next row: Acorus graminans ‘Ogon’,also from Alison, Libertia peregrinans ‘Bronze Sword’ from Jane, two Artemisia ‘Valerie Finnis’ from Linda, two more of those Acorus and Sedum sieboldii ‘Medio varigatum’, again from Heather, who brashly nicknamed it ‘Clown Whore Sedum’. Front row, left to right: Blueberry Glaze from Loree, two little Euphorbia starts and two golden oregano. In the grand melee that surrounds plant fever, I failed to note the sources of everything I grabbed, so if you see something that came from you, please let me know (thanks, Alison). I always like to give credit where credit is due, not to mention the warm feelings every time I see a gift plant thriving out there. Delusional Drive is filling in nicely, thanks to all these wonderful blogging friends.
I also scored a Pseudopanax ferox at Hortlandia. It’s a strangely wonderful plant and as I carried it to the car not a soul failed to exclaim over it. No pix, as it is small and not very photogenic at this point. I am currently pondering placement as I furiously plant all the other stuff that has come my way. With two gardens to whip into shape (HAH! Like that will ever happen) and the Portland Trail Blazers to cheer and moan over, I’ve been sadly negligent in the blogging and commenting department. This rainy day is good for something.