what’s new


I stopped by Means to pick up a little something to plop in a pot and what should I find but this glorious Brugmansia for a mere $1.99. Who could resist such a thing? Not me.

black olive pepper

And yes, I did get this cutie for the aforementioned pot. It’s some kind of a black olive pepper, but you know how it is at Means: great deals but not always the best labeling. We can forgive them that, I think.

Marilyn’s frog

Marilyn is downsizing, so her frog came to live with us…standing in for the real thing, which is heard (mostly in the spring) but seldom seen.

Melianthus major with Carex conica ‘Snowline’

Finally, after several unsuccessful tries, I’ve gotten a transplant of Melianthus major to take hold. A recent trip to Xera turned up these cute little Carex conica ‘Snowline’ to surround it.

Tricyrtis hirta

Just this morning I spotted the first two blooms on Tricyrtis hirta, the common toad lily.

Rosa moysoii geranium

We had a mini nerd night at the Fling. Roger Gossler brought this Rosa moysoii geranium. Those hips got my attention.


Don’t they look swell in the red pot?

Kalanchloe behariensis

Not long ago, Kalanchloe behariensis was featured as my favorite plant. Seemingly overnight, it turned all leggy and gangly. Major surgery was called for.


Out of one came many.


Each has a slightly different personality.


I don’t really need three of these, so at least one of them will probably wind up at a swap.


Last night’s dinner guests came bearing plants, a red achillea and a prostrate rosemary. Bill and Hilda know what I like.


Speaking of guests, this beauty has not been seen in these parts before, so I’m grouping him with all things new. What’s new with you?

7 thoughts on “what’s new

  1. Means certainly sound like a good place to get some bargains Ricki.
    Like the rosehips with the pot. It’s nice when the pot brings something to the party rather than just being the vessel that keeps the plant.
    Wonderful newbies, best of which is the Red Admiral.

  2. Emily~I’m lucky (some would say cursed) to live just down the road from Means Nursery.


    Loree~With all the work you put in, someone should have volunteered to be your personal shopper. So now I think of it!

    Angie~Red Admiral! I was wondering. Thanks for the ID.

  3. Red Admirals must be plentiful this year–they seem to be popping up in blogs and on Facebook all around the country. Beautiful capture! I love your idea to plant the Sedges with the Melianthus in the pot. They’re cute Sedges, too.

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