treated like royalty at little prince nursery

I somehow clicked the wrong thing and lost all of the photos taken on our bloggers’ visit to Little Prince of Oregon nursery. Their logo is a crowned frog prince and their motto is “our plants won’t croak”. That down-to-earth friendliness and gentle humor pervades the place and its people. They welcomed us with open arms (and food and drink and complimentary caps) and turned us loose to wander and shop at will. Here’s what came home with me:

Agave lophantha 'Splendida'

Agave lophantha ‘Splendida’

Agave 'Hammer Time'

Agave ‘Hammer Time’

Agave gentryi 'Jaws'

Agave gentryi ‘Jaws’

Abutilon megapotamicum

Abutilon megapotamicum

Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'

Liriope spicata ‘Silver Dragon’

Geum chiloense 'Double Bloody Mary'

Geum chiloense ‘Double Bloody Mary’


A trio of Sempervivums that got separated from their tags. I’ve given up trying to keep track of the different names of the semps anyway, but these look like the makings of a nice combination.


and a small sampling of Tillandsias, selected from a mind boggling array of these fascinating air plants.

I don’t feel so bad about losing my photos of Little Prince, because others in our group did a bang-up job of writing up our visit, complete with excellent photos. Click on Danger Garden and Mulchmaid to take Loree’s and Jane’s virtual tours. The next time you are plant shopping, look for the crowned frog prince logo. You will be getting plants raised by people who care.

24 thoughts on “treated like royalty at little prince nursery

  1. I just bought a few Tillandsias at a local nursery that came from LPO! The posts of the event all look great & I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to be there with y’all. Hopefully it will happen again.

    • Christina~We’re always being told that fall is the best time to plant, but I’ve not had the best of luck. As mild as this past winter was, that may change.

  2. Nursery shopping is all about the plants when you get down to the basics so this is a fun way to get past the missing photos and still compliment your hosts.

    So many agaves, love it!

    • Beth~We do live in plant heaven, but that doesn’t stop us from constantly pushing the limits. Those Agaves will live inside for the winter (at least mine will).

  3. I was tempted when a few weeks ago I saw that Lirope at a nursery. I didn’t buy it though. Thank you for saying that you’ve lost track of the names of the many wonderful semps. Me too! That doesn’t stop me from wanting more though. 🙂 Great post.

    • Grace~There’s some sort of smug satisfaction in knowing the names of things, but I think my memory has exceeded its storage capacity. No one to call to upgrade.

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