Interesting plant sightings at Lowes
I was at our local Lowes yesterday to pick up some parts for our drip irrigation system, and I made a quick pass through their garden center. Usually their offerings aren’t too exciting, but every now and then I see something good—like when the clearance table is well stocked. But even though the clearance plants were a sorry bunch this time, a few others did catch my eye.
So many strappy-leafed beauties on this table!
Yucca gloriosa ‘Variegata’
Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’; the three in the front had a neat pink tinge that I’ve never seen in my own specimen
Cordyline banksii ‘Electric Pink’
Succulent arrangements are all the rage. Candy “Sweetstuff” does so much better!
Good to see cacti with glued-on strawflowers are alive and well!
Flats of sedums and iceplants
Here’s a plant I’d never seen or heard of: Andromeda polifolia, or bog rosemary
It needs constantly moist acidic soil; not sure many gardens around here have that
I love this columbine (Aquilegia hybrid). Columbines are among my favorite spring flowers.
Helleborus × ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’. This is the most beautiful hellebore I’ve ever seen. I love the dusky rose flowers and the burgundy stems. I’ve had good luck with my Helleborus ‘Janet Starnes’ so I decided to cough up the $$ for this beauty.
NOTE: These photos were taken with my new smartphone. I’m very pleased with the quality—on par with a compact digital camera, I’d say.