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Monday, March 9, 2015

A Few Random Images

The gardening season is gearing up here, and I've been visiting nurseries and going places and doing things, and of course, I always bring my camera along. But I don't always get enough good images to put together an entire post about it. So I thought I'd do a post to include some random shots that turned out adequately.

From the recent Yard, Garden and Patio Show in Portland:

Loved these sort of egg-shaped orange pots

Yucca 'Bright Star' in an orange container, just in case I'm wondering what color container mine will look good in, once I dig them up

Kokedama (moss ball)

From a visit to Cistus Nursery:

Garrya elliptica and Eucalyptus

From Thicket, another Portland nursery:

Hellebore (unfortunately, I didn't take note of the name)

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'

Pussy willow

From Garden Fever, a neighborhood nursery also in Portland:

Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'

Chez Alison:

In my own house, the two Begonias, that I moved out of the greenhouse a month or so ago to make room for seed-starting, are flowering.

And out in the greenhouse, the Old Lady Cactus (Mammalaria hahniana) is flowering. The flowers are tiny and delicate, and ever so much better than glued-on fake ones.