Recent plant purchases (late Feb/early March 2021)
Saying “you don't need any more plants” is like telling me to stop drinking coffee because I've already consumed enough for a lifetime. In other words: not likely to have much effect.
On that note, here are some plants that have found their way to me in the last month or so. Some were intentional purchases, others of the impulse variety. A couple were rescued from clearance racks, and some were gifts.
More disciplined gardeners wouldn't buy a new plant unless they have a spot for it. I'm definitely the other kind: get a plant now, worry about where to put it later. That approach: a) comes naturally to me, and b) is a lot less stressful.
Having said that, I'm happy to report that most of these plants have already found a home in the ground or in pots.
|From Sierra Azul Nursery in Watsonville, CA, picked up on our weekend trip to the Monterey Peninsula: Aeonium leucoblepharum (clearance rack), Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear', Veltheimia bracteata, Sedum dendroideum (clearance rack), Grevillea 'Austraflora Fanfare'|
|From my friend Troy at Gondwana Flora: Asparagus declinatus and Veltheimia bracteata 'Pastel Series'|
|Sandpaper wattle (Acacia denticulosa). The leaves (technically modified leaf stems or phyllodes) are surprisingly rough to the touch, much like the common name suggests.|
|Mesembs: Ruschia lineolata, Scopelogena verruculata, Cephalophyllum stayneri|
|From the UC Davis Arboretum spring sale (online ordering, curbside pickup): Echeveria shaviana 'Truffles', Dudleya thraskii (2x), Sedum takesimense 'Atlantis'|
|More UC Davis: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Promise', Salvia 'Ember's Wish' (free member-appreciation plant), Oxypetalum coeruleum, Cuphea llavea 'Georgia Scarlet'|
Additional plants not shown above:
From Gondwana Flora:
From Green Acres Nursery in Sacramento:
From the Ruth Bancroft Garden Nursery:
I'll have photos of where they ended up in the weeks to come.
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